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Origin of "Knock your socks off"

Posted by TheFallen on April 29, 2002

In Reply to: Origin of "Knock your socks off" posted by David on April 29, 2002

: I can't seem to find the origin of this phrase. I'm thinking of the meaning "to impress", not "to fight". Any help would be greatly appreciated.

No help on the origin of knocking someone's socks off, but I think it *only* means to impress or amaze. "To fight" is covered off by the expressions "to knock someone's block off", or maybe "to knock someone into next week" or "to knock someone right out of his shoes(boots)".

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