Last modified on 19 September 2014, at 16:35

hit someone for six

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EtymologyEdit

From cricket where hitting the ball over the boundary scores of six runs, the maximum for one shot.

VerbEdit

hit someone for six

  1. (idiomatic) To affect 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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