knock socks off

(redirected from knock their socks off)

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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Then the survivors get to make a meal for John and Gregg that is meant to knock their socks off.
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But we spent a lot of time listening to our users and coming up with new features that will really knock their socks off.
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