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18 / 09 / 2008

CLOTHING EXPRESSIONS-3: meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today we continue our look at English expressions that use clothing in them. Today we will look at a couple more informal expressions, this time with the word sock (calcetín) in them. 

Today's first expression is: to blow/knock somebody's socks off (informal)

Meaning: to surprise or impress someone very much.

Example 1
The magazine is beautiful and combines colour and unusual design in a way that knocks your socks off.

Example 2
Japan and Korea knocked the socks off the United States in tests of science and math.

Today's second expression is: to sock it to somebody (informal)

Meaning: to do something or tell someone something in a strong and effective way. 

Example 3:
I'm sure your interview with the director will go well. Don't worry. Now go in there and sock it to him!

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