knock the wind out of (someone)


: to knock the air out of a person's lungs and make him or her unable to breathe normally for a brief time
The fall knocked the wind out of me.

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“Knock the wind out of (someone).” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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