Definition of knock the socks off in English:

knock the socks off

phrase

informal
  • Surpass or beat.

    • ‘Gilbert agreed: ‘This is a 16 bit processor that knocks the socks off 32 bit.’’
    • ‘The 90's have seen the whole group, not just Paul, mature into great songwriters, to the point where their 2 ‘comeback’ albums knock the socks off all previous releases.’
    • ‘This is an advanced anti-aging cream that knocks the socks off its pricier competitors.’
    • ‘The three top cheeses in the competition would knock the socks off most Continental varieties.’
    • ‘I believe a professionally delivered security assessment knocks the socks off a classic penetration test for value and cost effectiveness.’
    • ‘The half-year figures to June 30 show not just that the company's overseas operations are matching its domestic performance, but that its operations in Britain and the United States are knocking the socks off its Irish parent.’
    • ‘I've spent a lot of time in the swanky bars of London, Leeds and all other cities around the UK, but I have to say, Manchester in general knocks the socks off anywhere.’
    • ‘The creation of blockbuster new products that knock the socks off the competition, sets a new standard for your industry, and even creates new market categories are ultimately the surest way to growth.’
    • ‘Unless he knocks the socks off Mularkey and Clements this off season and preseason, he likely will be the backup in Week One of 2005.’
    • ‘So this week I've chosen three really simple dishes that take no time to prepare and knock the socks off any shop-bought stuff.’