strike (someone) dumb

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strike (someone) dumb

To render someone speechless, as due to a great surprise or shock. My father's sudden resignation from the company struck each of us dumb.
See also: dumb, strike
References in classic literature ?
Sparsit - who has something to say to you that will strike you dumb.
I point out to you, sir, with indignation, that--hum--the--ha-- delicacy and peculiarity of your father's position should strike you dumb, sir, if nothing else should, in laying down such--ha-- such unnatural principles.