sock-knocking

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the phrase knock someone's socks off

Adjective[edit]

sock-knocking (comparative more sock-knocking, superlative most sock-knocking)

  1. (idiomatic, rare, informal) stunning, amazing, very impressive.
    • 2009, Frank Tinsman, Chaos and Rage (page 98)
      Hardware or software, if there was one thing Morton did astoundingly well, it was concocting sock-knocking techno gizmo solutions to the most arcane problems.