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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As someone who spent an inordinate amount of his career worrying about newspaper-office design, the architectural drawings for the Minneapolis newsroom knocked my socks off.
He revealed: "She knocked my socks off with the work she did on that set.
I totally get Rene's love of Cuba - I first joined her there in 2004, at the Film School in Havana to work with the students and it knocked my socks off.
Ever since Macbeth knocked my socks off when I was eleven, I've been around the block with him many times.
In a nutshell, there wasn't anything so new and so revolutionary it knocked my socks off.
That line knocked my socks off," she said of the famous catchphrase first uttered in an episode of "Sex and the City" and later turned into a dating advice book by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo.