Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!
To cause one a great deal of shock, surprise, or disbelief. Her accusations totally floored me. How on earth could she think that I had been stealing from the company? The severity of the losses floored the board of directors.
See also: floor
The right or opportunity to speak in a group, especially at a formal event or gathering. Please, Dr. Dunstaple, your colleague has the floor. You'll have the opportunity to reply when he has finished speaking. Let's give someone else the floor for a bit, shall we? You've had plenty of time to give your opinion.
See also: floor
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
Fig. the exclusive right to address the audience. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; hold ~; grant someone~.) When I get the floor, I'll make a short speech. The last time you had the floor, you talked for an hour.
to surprise and astound someone. His brashness simply floored me!
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
- be in on the ground floor
- be, come, get, etc. in on the ground floor
- clean the floor (up) with (one)
- clean the floor up with
- come in on the ground floor
- crash to the floor
- cross the floor
- elevator doesn't go to the top floor, the
- fall through the floor
- floor (one)
- floor it
- floor salesman
- from the floor
- get in on the ground floor
- get in on the ground floor, to
- get the floor
- ground floor, get in on the
- have the floor
- hold the floor
- in on the ground floor
- knock (one) on the floor
- mop the floor up with
- mop the floor up with (one)
- mop the floor up with someone
- mop the floor with (someone)
- mop up the floor with
- mop up the floor with (one)
- on the cutting room floor
- on the factory floor
- pace the floor
- pull up a floor
- put (one's) foot to the floor
- rolling on the floor laughing
- scrape (someone or something) up off (something)
- sink through the floor
- sink through the floor, to
- so clean (that) (one) could eat off the floor(s)
- so clean you could eat off the floor
- take the floor
- the elevator doesn't go (all the way) to the top floor
- the floor
- the floor is yours
- this is my floor
- through the floor
- walk the floor
- wipe the floor up with
- wipe the floor up with (one)
- wipe the floor up with someone
- wipe the floor with
- wipe the floor with (someone)
- wipe the floor with somebody
- wipe the floor with someone
- you could eat off the floor(s)