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To Be Floored

Idiom: “to be floored”

Meaning:  To shocked, surprised, or overwhelmed by

Example #1:
Jenny: Hey,
Johnny! Did you hear that Jane and Craig are getting a divorced?

Johnny:  No, I haven’t heard that.

Jenny: Yes,
apparently Craig found out that Jane has been having an affair with the next
door neighbor! I was absolutely floored
when I found out. They seemed like the perfect couple.

Johnny:  Well, I’m
never floored
by that kind of news. It’s just human nature.

Example #2:
Sarah: Guess
what? Timmy won the lottery! I was just
when I heard the news.

Jacob: Wow!
That’s great. How much did he win?

Sarah: I think
over a million dollars.

Jacob: I bet he was floored when he found out.

                            Sarah: Yes, he
was. I think he still can’t believe it.

Meaning: “To
be floored”
means to be really shocked is
by the news. In example 1, two people who seemed like the perfect couple are getting a divorce because of an affair.  Jenny cannot believe it and she is really shocked. In example 2, the
two people are talking about their friend who won the lottery, which is very
unusual and surprising.

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