knock socks off

(redirected from knocked your 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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Having stuffed Andrew's Lane Theatre to the gills earlier in the year and knocked your socks off with last year's (dare we say) album of the year Microcastles (4AD) and the recent Rainwater Cassette Exchange EP, Atlanta's awesome Deerhunter bring their silky drones and razor-blade pop for an intimate stop-off at their favourite Dublin venue, Whelan's.
The explosion and the emergence of the plume "would have really knocked your socks off.