be swept off (one's) feet

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be swept off (one's) feet

To become very quickly or suddenly enamored with or greatly admiring of someone; to be so thoroughly impressed or charmed by someone as to fall greatly in love with them. I think the reason Jane gets so suddenly invested in new relationships is because she loves being swept off her feet. I was completely swept off my feet when I met my late wife, so now, I can't imagine life without her.
See also: feet, off, swept
References in classic literature ?
He was swept off his feet by the other's work, and astounded that no attempt had been made to publish it.
He wanted a passion to seize him, he wanted to be swept off his feet and borne powerless in a mighty rush he cared not whither.
Mr Morgan's Last Love Cert 15 SIR Michael Caine stars as a retired professor who is swept off his feet by a dance instructor half his age.
Elsewhere, burglar Michael Rodwell has been swept off his feet by Gail's passionate letter - the one Kylie wrote.
Meanwhile, Randall and Lix become ever closer as they search for their daughter, but maybe the boss should be thinking about a possible replacement for Hector, who is being swept off his feet by ITV executives determined to tempt him to join 'the other side'.
The 64-year-old man was fishing at the mouth of the Tees when he was swept off his feet.
Prosecutor Hugh O'Brien-Quinn said the 16-year-old boy was twice punched by the girl before he was swept off his feet by Russell who held him on the ground.
Private Andrew Borkertas was taking part in a training exercise at Catterick Garrison in June last year when he attempted to cross the swollen beck and was swept off his feet.
The Doctor is quickly swept off his feet by Madame Du Pompadour (his real-life girlfriend Sophia Myles) in another epic adventure.
It was an uplifting experience for the diminutive broadcaster yesterday, who was swept off his feet by dozens of wild flowers.
STREET cleaner Mark Kirkby was swept off his feet by some local admirers.
A friend said: "After so many years as a bachelor, Frank has been swept off his feet by Cathy.
Without hesitation, Mr Bolton jumped from a nearby stile into the brook and was himself swept off his feet by the torrent.
He was swept off his feet and into a new career when Hollywood stars and gallery owners decided they "must have" his highly decorative pieces.