hit someone for six


hit someone for six
Brit.
affect someone very severely. [with allusion to a forceful hit that scores six runs in cricket.]

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  • hit someone for six — ► hit someone for six Brit. affect someone very severely. [ORIGIN: with allusion to a forceful hit that scores six runs in cricket.] Main Entry: ↑hit …   English terms dictionary

  • hit someone for six — see ↑six • • • Main Entry: ↑hit …   Useful english dictionary

  • hit someone for six — verb a) Be affected in a devastating way by some unexpected news. When I heard about the accident, it hit me for six. b) To hit another person very hard. When he swore at me again, I couldnt hold back. So, I hit him for six …   Wiktionary

  • knock (or hit) someone for six Brit. — knock (or hit) someone for six Brit. informal utterly surprise or overcome someone. → six …   English new terms dictionary

  • hit/knock for six — hit/knock (someone) for six Brit informal : to have an unpleasant and shocking effect on (someone) The news of the accident really hit me for six. • • • Main Entry: ↑six …   Useful english dictionary

  • hit/knock someone for six — hit/knock (someone) for six Brit informal : to have an unpleasant and shocking effect on (someone) The news of the accident really hit me for six. • • • Main Entry: ↑six …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock someone for six — knock someone for six/knock someone sideways/informal phrase to make someone feel very shocked or upset Thesaurus: to make someone feel sad or upsetsynonym to make someone feel shocked or surprisedsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • hit for six — Vrb phrs. To deal a severe blow, to vanquish, to affect someone severely. From the game of cricket and imagery associated with it. Informal Cf. knock for six …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • knock for six — Vrb phrs. To deal a severe blow, to vanquish, to affect someone severely. Cf. hit for six . Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • hit — ► VERB (hitting; past and past part. hit) 1) direct a blow at (someone or something) with one s hand or a tool or weapon. 2) propel (a ball) with a bat, racket, etc. 3) accidentally strike (part of one s body) against something. 4) (of a moving… …   English terms dictionary