Greatly amuse, astonish, or thrill someone, as in This new song will knock them dead. This slangy hyperbolic expression was first recorded in 1889. Also see knock the socks off.
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draw, engage, entice, captivate, fascinate, send, bring, kill, interest, intrigue, invite, tickle, seduce, amuse, engross, entertain, wow, charm, dazzle, enthrall
- knock about,
- knock back,
- knock cold,
- knock down,
- knock down with a feather,
- knock for a loop,
- knock into a cocked hat,
- knock it off
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.