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hit someone for six

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Etymology

  • From cricket where hitting the ball out of the boundary scores a maximum of six runs.

Verb

to hit someone for six

  1. (idiomatic) Be affected in a devastating way by some unexpected news.
    When I heard about the accident, it hit me for six.
  2. To hit another person very hard.
    When he swore at me again, I couldn't hold back. So, I hit him for six.

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