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Idioms

You could have knocked me over with a feather.

This page is about the idiom You could have knocked me over with a feather.

Meaning

You can say "you could have knocked me over with a feather" to show how surprised you were when something happened, or when you heard about something.

For example

  • You could have knocked me over with a feather when I heard that Jules and Ken were getting married. I had no idea!

  • I saw my sister being interviewed on the news. You could have knocked me over with a feather!

Quick Quiz

You could have knocked me over with a feather when I heard that

a. we were having sandwiches for lunch

b. the electricity bill had arrived

c. I had won a million dollars in the lottery

Idiom of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey