knock (one) off (one's) feet

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knock (one) off (one's) feet

To thoroughly impress, overwhelm, or excite one. The show of support from everyone just knocked me off my feet. The final 30 minutes of the film completely knocked me off my feet.
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off someone's feet

1. sweep or carry or knock off someone's feet . Overwhelm someone emotionally; infatuate someone; make a very favorable impression on someone. For example, Winning first prize knocked her off her feet, or With his little gifts and gallant behavior, he swept her off her feet, or That fine speech carried him off his feet. The term using sweep dates from about 1900, carry from the mid-1800s, and knock from the early 1900s.
2. run or rush someone off his or her feet . Work someone to the point of exhaustion, hurry or pressure someone, as in With all the preparations, they've been running me off my feet, or The waiters were rushed off their feet. These hyperbolic expressions allude to running or hurrying so much that one falls down. The first dates from the mid-1800s; the second was first recorded as rushed off one's legs in 1916.
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Remember that a foot of flowing water is enough to move the average car and six inches can knock you off your feet.
Large waves could overtop defences and throw up debris - this could easily cause injury or knock you off your feet.
The scent alone can knock you off your feet, so we have to wear full face masks when we're handling the chilli powder, along with gloves, to ensure it doesn't touch our skin.
Flu can knock you off your feet and make it hard to look after the children or go to work.
You can be running at such pace that it doesn't take a lot to knock you off your feet or unbalance you.
She uses her words to tackle the most controversial issues in a way that will knock you off your feet.
Six inches of moving water is enough to knock you off your feet.
It will knock you off your feet for a good week and it will probably take you two or three weeks to feel better.
With 6 inches of water there could be enough force, or slipperiness, to knock you off your feet," said Swiftwater Capt.
I've only got from 4pm to 5pm to make it and there are some strong currents in the Humber which can knock you off your feet.
The whole area was flooded and the waves were lashing across the causeway and the wind was enough to knock you off your feet.
It only takes ankle-deep water to knock you off your feet.
Blaze: The Streetdance Sensation will knock you off your feet as the colours, digital backdrop technology and music remix compilation activates all the senses.
They are not very big but the venom they hold is eight times stronger than a rattlesnake and it can knock you off your feet.
That, added to the fact she'll knock you off your feet with her looks, is a sure recipe for a successful career.