knock for six

knock for six
knock (someone) for six British & Australian, informal to surprise and upset someone a lot.

It really knocked me for six when my ex-boyfriend announced he was getting married.


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  • knock for six — ▪ To overcome completely ▪ To take by surprise ● six * * * knock (someone) for six see ↑six • • • Main Entry: ↑knock …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock for six — ► knock for six Brit. informal utterly surprise. Main Entry: ↑six …   English terms dictionary

  • knock for six — Vrb phrs. To deal a severe blow, to vanquish, to affect someone severely. Cf. hit for six . Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • knock for six —  Defeat. Surprise greatly …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • hit/knock for six — hit/knock (someone) for six Brit informal : to have an unpleasant and shocking effect on (someone) The news of the accident really hit me for six. • • • Main Entry: ↑six …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock someone for six — knock someone for six/knock someone sideways/informal phrase to make someone feel very shocked or upset Thesaurus: to make someone feel sad or upsetsynonym to make someone feel shocked or surprisedsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock someone for six — knock (someone) for six British & Australian, informal to surprise and upset someone a lot. It really knocked me for six when my ex boyfriend announced he was getting married …   New idioms dictionary

  • knock (or hit) someone for six Brit. — knock (or hit) someone for six Brit. informal utterly surprise or overcome someone. → six …   English new terms dictionary

  • hit for six — Vrb phrs. To deal a severe blow, to vanquish, to affect someone severely. From the game of cricket and imagery associated with it. Informal Cf. knock for six …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • knock somebody for six — hit/knock sb for ˈsix idiom (BrE) to affect sb very deeply • The business over the lawsuit had really knocked her for six. Main entry: ↑sixidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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