hit (someone) for six

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hit (someone) for six

To upset or overwhelm someone, especially suddenly or unexpectedly. Primarily heard in UK. News of my father's sudden death completely hit me for six.
See also: hit, six
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A KNIFEMAN did a runner from a shop he was trying to rob when the owners' cricket-mad son threatened to hit him for six.