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blow someone's socks off

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blow someone's socks off

knock someone's socks off

verb phrase

To delight extremely; thrill and amaze; kill, send: It's undressing that really knocks your socks off/ We got a sound that's gonna knock your socks off/ a ''surprise special'' that we think will blow your socks off

[1845+; these senses fr mid-1800s sense ''defeat utterly,'' fr the notion of hitting someone so hard that he is lifted right out of his shoes and socks]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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