hit/knock (someone) for six

idiom

Definition of hit/knock (someone) for six

British, informal
: to have an unpleasant and shocking effect on (someone)
  • The news of the accident really hit me for six.

Word by Word Definitions

hit play
  1. : to reach with or as if with a sudden blow

  2. : to come in quick forceful contact with

  3. : to strike (something, such as a ball) with an object (such as a bat, club, or racket) so as to impart or redirect motion

  1. : an act or instance of striking or forcefully coming in contact with someone or something : an act or instance of hitting or being hit

  2. : a stroke of luck

  3. : a great success

knock play
  1. : to strike something with a sharp blow

  2. : to collide with something

  3. : bustle

  1. : a sharp blow : rap, hit

  2. : a severe misfortune or hardship

  3. : setback, reversal

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

six play
  1. : a number that is one more than five — see Table of Numbers

  2. : the sixth in a set or series

  3. : something having six units or members: such as


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