strike as

strike someone as something

1. [for a thought or behavior] to affect someone a certain way. John's rude behavior struck me as surprising. Mary's attitude struck me as childish.
2. [for a person] to impress someone as something or a particular type of person. You strike me as thoughtful. You don't strike me as the type of person to do something like that.
See also: strike
References in classic literature ?
will you get down to brass tacks and strike a trial balance?
Northwest Airlines could face a strike as early as Saturday morning if it does not reach a contract agreement with its mechanics union.
Teamsters officials said Monday that the union, which represents warehouse workers and tractor-trailer drivers, was preparing to expand its support of the grocery workers' strike as early as next week.
Although the dictionary defines a strike as "a temporary stoppage of [work] in order to bring about compliance with demands," historians can better understand a strike as a cultural act, as a drama which workers use to convey their messages to potential supporters.
First, there is clear evidence that the strikers analyzed the Klein's-Ohrbach's strike as a struggle of white-collar workers.
While it is difficult to point to the strike as the cause of changes in the hospital environment in the two years after the strike, its impact is definitely significant.
6) Journalists described the 1,500 strikebreakers shipped in from Western towns to help break the 1905 New York IRT strike as unkempt lumpenproletarians, a "weird appearing lot," with "holes in their shoes," who "had not patronized [barbers] .