knock socks off
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Related to knock socks off: along the lines, take a back seat, without a hitch
knock someone's socks offand knock the socks off (of) someone
Sl. to surprise someone thoroughly. (Fixed order. Of is usually retained before pronouns.) The exciting news just knocked my socks off! The news knocked the socks off of everyone in the office.
knock your socks off
to completely surprise or please you very much The magazine is beautiful and combines color and unusual design in a way that knocks your socks off.
Usage notes: also used with other verbs to say that something is done in an extreme way or to a great degree: I worked my socks off to get my degree.
knock somebody's/something's socks offalso beat somebody's/something's socks off
to completely defeat a competitor Japan and Korea knocked the socks off the United States in tests of science and math.
knock (someone's) socks offSlang
To overwhelm or amaze.