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Knock 'em dead

Posted by R. Berg on April 12, 2001

In Reply to: Knock'em dead posted by robin on April 12, 2001

: I've used every search engine there is, and can't find
: "knock'em dead" anywhere! (except in reference to "how to do knock'em dead resumes/interviews)

: How did this ever become a positive thing to say to someone!!

Maybe by way of the theatrical expression "knock them in the aisles," to do comedy so well that the audience falls over laughing. And one meaning of "knock for a loop" in the Dictionary of American Slang is to make a favorable impression.