knock socks off

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knock (one's) socks off

To thoroughly impress, overwhelm, or excite one. The show of support from everyone just knocked my socks off. That movie really knocked my socks off—I didn't expect it to be so good!
See also: knock, off, sock

knock the socks off (someone or something)

1. To thoroughly impress, overwhelm, or excite one. The show of support from everyone just blew my socks off. That movie really knocked my socks off—I didn't expect it to be so good!
2. To completely outclass, outdo, or outperform someone or something; to soundly defeat or best someone or something. Wow, this coffee knocks the socks off the stuff we get back home. Catherine knocked the socks off the other kids in the spelling bee.
See also: knock, off, sock

knock someone's socks off

 and knock the socks off (of) someone
Sl. to surprise someone thoroughly. (Fixed order. Of is usually retained before pronouns.) The exciting news just knocked my socks off! The news knocked the socks off of everyone in the office.
See also: knock, off, sock

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

knock (someone's) socks off

Slang
To overwhelm or amaze.
See also: knock, off, sock
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Following the announcement in September, the band themselves posted a message on their website: "Well, blow us down and knock our socks off - Plumb has only been nominated for the Mercury Prize.
The band posted a message on their website, saying: "Well, blow us down and knock our socks off - Plumb has only been nominated for the Mercury Prize.
This dynamic duo continually bring the creme de la creme from a bygone era to knock our socks off locally.
The new Crimson Ale didn't knock our socks off at first taste, but this beer grew on us with each sip.
The space will have been filled with a shining example to the world, a stadium so new and so splendid that it will knock our socks off when we walk through the door for the first time.
We're begging for the next person who comes through the door to knock our socks off.