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not know what hit (one)

To be extremely shocked, surprised, or confused by something. When my father passed away, I just didn't know what hit me. With this new strategy, our opponents won't know what hit them.
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not know what hit you

be hit, killed, or attacked by someone or something without warning.
See also: hit, know, not, what

not know what ˈhit you

(informal) be so surprised by something that you do not know how to react: You should have seen his reaction! He didn’t know what had hit him! OPPOSITE: see something coming
See also: hit, know, not, what
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We did not know what hit us as the gunmen were behind us," Mohammed Ameen said.
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There is a trap and when we fall in it, we may not know what hit us.
He scored three times in a blistering eight-minute period when the visitors simply did not know what hit them or how to handle it.
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But when the home team counterpunched, the Indians would not know what hit them.
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"This play has such a powerful contextual weight," she muses, "the audiences will not know what hit them."
This means that the hapless enemy pilot -- not similarly equipped -- would not know what hit him.
With its deliriously destructible environments and heavy emphasis on heavy artillery and armoured vehicles - not to mention the reintroduction of jet fighters - new recruits will not know what hit them (figuratively and, initially at least, literally).
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"It's been coming for a while and when it did Aylesbury did not know what hit them.
"When I first came here, I did not know what hit me in the pre-season work, it was so tough," McLaren said.
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