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
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But it was not long before Deco struck them dumb as he bundled home a messy opener to put the Portuguese in the driving seat.