knock sideways

knock sideways
knock sideways (informal)
To put off one's usual course
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Main Entry:knock

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knock (someone) sideways
Brit : to upset, confuse, or shock (someone) very much

The news about his mother's accident really knocked him sideways.

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Main Entry:knock

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