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you could have knocked me (or her, him, etc.) down with a feather

Definition of you could have knocked me or her, him, etc. down with a feather in English:

informal Used to express great surprise.
Example sentences
  • But when I read it, you could have knocked me down with a feather.
  • I felt sure it was something physical like a virus, so you could have knocked me down with a feather when he diagnosed depression.
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