sweep off feet
sweep (one) off (one's) feet
To charm one in such a way that they form an instant and strong romantic attraction, usually unexpectedly. A: "Is Lucy still gushing about her new boyfriend?" B: "Yeah, he must have really swept her off her feet."
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sweep (someone) off (someone's) feet
To cause someone to be admiring or infatuated.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
sweep off one's feet, to
To overwhelm; to carry away with enthusiasm. This metaphor suggests knocking a person down, or at least sideways, in the process of making an impression. The term, also put as to carry someone off his feet, dates from the nineteenth century. Clarence Day used it in The Crow’s Nest (1921): “You can’t sweep other people off their feet if you can’t be swept off your own.”
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
- sweep (one) off (one's) feet
- sweep one off feet
- sweep somebody off their feet
- sweep someone off their feet
- be head over heels (in love)
- fall head over heels in love
- fall head over heels in love with (someone)
- pull the carpet (out) from under (one's) feet
- pull the carpet/rug out from under somebody's feet
- pull the rug out (from (under) one)