hit/knock for six

hit/knock for six
hit/knock (someone) for six
Brit informal : to have an unpleasant and shocking effect on (someone)

The news of the accident really hit me for six.

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Main Entry:six

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  • knock (or hit) someone for six Brit. — knock (or hit) someone for six Brit. informal utterly surprise or overcome someone. → six …   English new terms dictionary

  • hit somebody for six — hit/knock sb for ˈsix idiom (BrE) to affect sb very deeply • The business over the lawsuit had really knocked her for six. Main entry: ↑sixidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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  • hit/knock someone for six — hit/knock (someone) for six Brit informal : to have an unpleasant and shocking effect on (someone) The news of the accident really hit me for six. • • • Main Entry: ↑six …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock somebody for six — hit/knock sb for ˈsix idiom (BrE) to affect sb very deeply • The business over the lawsuit had really knocked her for six. Main entry: ↑sixidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • hit for six — Vrb phrs. To deal a severe blow, to vanquish, to affect someone severely. From the game of cricket and imagery associated with it. Informal Cf. knock for six …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • six — [sıks] number, n [: Old English;] 1.) the number 6 ▪ six months ago ▪ She arrived just after six (=six o clock) . ▪ He learnt to play the violin when he was six (=six years old) . 2.) six figures/digits used to talk about a number that is between …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • six — ► CARDINAL NUMBER 1) one more than five; 6. (Roman numeral: vi or VI.) 2) Cricket a hit that reaches the boundary without first striking the ground, scoring six runs. ● at sixes and sevens Cf. ↑at sixes and sevens ● …   English terms dictionary

  • knock — /nɒk / (say nok) verb (i) 1. to strike a sounding blow with the fist, knuckles, or anything hard, especially on a door, window, or the like, as in seeking admittance, calling attention, giving a signal, etc. 2. (of an internal combustion engine)… …  

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