not know what hit you Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “not know what hit you” in the English Dictionary

"not know what hit you" in British English

See all translations

not know what hit you

to ​feelshocked or ​confused because something ​bad has ​happened to you ​suddenly when you were not ​expecting it
(Definition of not know what hit you from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"not know what hit you" in American English

See all translations

not know what hit you

to be ​suddenlyshocked and ​confused by something: When he said I was ​fired, I didn’t know what ​hit me.
(Definition of not know what hit you from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “not know what hit you”
in Chinese (Simplified) 过度惊吓而无法反应, 惊呆了…
in Chinese (Traditional) 過度驚嚇而無法反應, 嚇呆了…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

golden

made of gold

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More