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knock sb sideways/for six

UK informal
to shock or upset someone very much, or to make someone very ill: That flu really knocked me sideways. The news of his death knocked me for six.
Translations of “knock sb sideways/for six”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使(某人)驚呆, 使(某人)大病一場…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使(某人)惊呆, 使(某人)大病一场…
(Definition of knock sb sideways/for six from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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