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Britt expression - knocked me for 6

So I was watching a review on youtube by some brit, and he said as a side note that the drugs (medicine, not illicit) he'd taken last week had knocked him for six. I googled, and found it other places, all meaning some sense of "wiped me out", "made me sick", "emptied my tank" etc. But i was more curious what the expression comes from/refers to. anyone? --Green mowse.pngGodot 17:21, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Cricket. A "six" is the number of runs (points) you score when you hit the ball over the boundary without it hitting the ground first. Ajkgordon (talk) 17:55, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
Interestingly, although hitting a six is the "home run" of cricket in the expression "being hit for six" the speaker is the ball, not the batsman. therefore it is not a "good thing". Bad Faith (talk) 18:19, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
It could also be interpreted - perhaps more logically - as being from the point of view of the bowler. His ball was "hit for six".--Bob"What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence." 18:34, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
Of course it's the bloody bowler! Balls are inanimate objects and cannot talk. Do get a grip!--Feline1 (talk) 12:58, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
(EC2) In the US it would be something like 'out of the park' meaning you'd been hit really hard. Redchuck.gif ГенгисYou have the right to be offended; and I have the right to offend you.Moderator 18:59, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
Interesting. When I first heard this expression I assumed it was related to "six feet under" (dead), i.e., something that hit you so hard it nearly killed you. Doctor Dark (talk) 19:05, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
Sachin Tendulkar, the Indian cricket god knocking some one for six--Buscombe (talk) 19:16, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
Well I'm showing my age but I remember watching this live on TV, back in 68. Redchuck.gif ГенгисYou have the right to be offended; and I have the right to offend you.Moderator 22:12, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
Genghis, I didn't click on the link due to download limits, but i'll bet my house that was the Gary Sobers over.--Brendiggg (talk) 08:15, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

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