not know what hit (one)

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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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But when the home team counterpunched, the Indians would not know what hit them.
The 17-time majors champion did not know what hit him.
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.
Since then things had gone to such bad extremes that Musharraf openly declared that Nawab Bugti would not know what hit him, and then Bugti dies in what was given out as collapse of the hilly boulder where he had sought refuge.
OK, we lost and you get no points for losing, but if we can maintain that kind of form for the rest of the season then many of the lesser teams will not know what hit them.
Collingwood did not know what hit his hitherto dominant attack, although he was the only home bowler to concede fewer than 50 runs from his full quota.
But Marcel Desailly and John Terry did not know what hit them at St James' Park yesterday.
It may not know what hit it, but the other driver is now at its bed side admitting his guilt.
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