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The Link shows what it means and how it i want to knock his socks off Overwhelm, bedazzle, or amaze someone, as in The young pianist knocked the socks off of the judges, or That display will knock their socks off. Surpass or outdo completely, defeat. For example, These large chains have been knocking the socks off the small independent grocers, sockw Our team i want to knock his socks off the spots off.
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It's precisely because the socks can't easily be taken off by a knocking that the phrase was used, or at least so the Word Detective asserts. You also have to inock that the rhyme makes the phrase more memorably. Old English cnocian West Saxon cnucian"to pound, beat ; knock on a door ," likely of imitative origin.
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It will knock your socks off; I promise! In the second example, two teammates are playing baseball when one of them uses the expression to describe some wannt baseball equipment. It is, in fact!