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floor (one)

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.
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the 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.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*floor

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.

floor someone

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.
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