blow (one's) socks off

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blow (one's) socks off

To thoroughly impress, overwhelm, or excite one. The show of support from everyone just blew my socks off. That movie really blew my socks off—I didn't expect it to be so good!
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blow/knock somebody’s ˈsocks off

(informal) surprise or impress somebody very much: With that dress and your new haircut you’ll knock their socks off!
See also: blow, knock, off, sock
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Bradley and Lady A Star The film, which also stars Lady Gaga, caught me quite unexpectedly and blew my socks off. It's a beautiful love story that is full to the brim with life-affirming messages, too many and too deep to go into here, especially as I am not at all qualified to critique a film.
Bradley and A Star The film, which also stars Lady Gaga, caught me quite unexpectedly and blew my socks off. It's a beautiful love story that is full to the brim with life-affirming messages, too many and too deep to go into here, especially as I am not at all qualified to critique a film.
I had a sneaky peak of what you can expect to hear because not only did they pop in the studio for a chat but they also performed three songs for me that blew my socks off.
Wow, it almost blew my socks off and really livened up an already tasty fish soup whilst generating steam from my ears simultaneously.
Mary Berry also blew my socks off. She doesn't let her age stop her embracing fashion.
Billy wrote back: "I love all of your stuff, but your tribute to Robert Burns blew my socks off. Keep it up ya wee beauty."
Well, they blew my socks off the other day when they sent these.
Gartside said: "I had never met Ian Watmore until the first interview - I was in at all stages of the process and I have got to say he was the one who blew my socks off.
"Reading this stuff almost blew my socks off" writes Rauna Kuokkanen at http://rauna.wordpress.com:80/2008/11/09/savage-backlash/.
``When Radio One called me to tell me I had won the news blew my socks off. They said that my CD was the most original.
Then, recently, I got a letter which blew my socks off.
When Greenstein studied the results of Mishina's experiments, "it just blew my socks off."
Committee member Alun Davies AM said the pounds 580m figure "blew my socks off".
The first time these ears heard the Young Disciples' classic Apparently Nothing, the sweet-voiced vocals of Carleen Anderson damn near blew my socks off.