know what hit one


used in negative statements to say that something one did not expect surprised one very much
I didn't know what hit me—suddenly I just felt so dizzy.The company came out with an entirely new line of products last year, and their competitors never knew what hit them.

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“Know what hit one.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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