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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Idioms 279. The idiom today is to knock

  • someone's socks off. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. This idiom can

  • also be seen as to blow someone socks off. So you can hear it either way. To

  • knock someone socks off or to blow someone socks off. But I do think

  • knock is a little more common than blow. Let's continue. If one person knocks or

  • blows another person's socks off, he or she thoroughly you know, completely

  • totally impresses or overwhelms someone. We do have a second meaning here too. A

  • second meaning can also mean to outperform or outclass someone like in

  • comparison to the person who is the winner. All right. Let's continue. The idiom

  • first appeared around the 1800s and originally meant to thoroughly beat

  • someone up. Thus the original meaning meant to physically harm someone. So like

  • you or maybe you hit them so much that their clothes are flying off. But we

  • don't really use that so much anymore. Now it's it's just like shock of

  • impressing somebody could possibly knock somebody's clothes off or it

  • knocks them over and their socks fly off. Something like that.That's kind of the

  • idea behind it. Okay. Today it is mostly means .. mostly used to

  • mean to impress or impress a lot. Okay. So let's look. We have three examples here.

  • The first example. That dancer really knocked the socks off of the audience

  • with her performance. Maybe her performance was so good that everybody

  • loved it. They were thoroughly impressed with it. Or number two here. Her speech

  • knocked their socks off. Yeah. Maybe somebody gave a great speech and they

  • really impressed whoever was in the audience. Whoever was there. So she

  • knocked their socks off. And the third one you know, a little similar to the

  • second meaning up here. Nobody was a close second. She knocked the socks off

  • of the other competitors. Meaning she kind of outclassed them or

  • outperformed them. Okay. Anyway. I hope you got it. I hope it's clear. Thank you for

  • your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Idioms 279. The idiom today is to knock

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