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    Could you please tell me what 'knock it out of the park means in following sentense.

    "It's much different character for him to play, and he really knocked it out of the park."

    Thank you in advance for your help.

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    "It's much different character for him to play, and he really knocked it out of the park."

    The part highlighted in red is wrong, it is not clear what you/or the writer are trying to say. As for "to knock it out of the park" this is used in baseball and also sometimes in cricket, it means to hit the ball so hard that it flies out of the stadium/sports ground.

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    Dear bhaisahab-san

    I see. That's much helpful.
    A movie star spoked that sentense in a interview, and I know that he used that phrase with positive meaning. So now it's clear to me.

    Thank you again for your help!

    Brgds YF

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    Default Re: Knock it out of the park

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "It's much different character for him to play, and he really knocked it out of the park."

    The part highlighted in red is wrong, it is not clear what you/or the writer are trying to say. As for "to knock it out of the park" this is used in baseball and also sometimes in cricket, it means to hit the ball so hard that it flies out of the stadium/sports ground.
    Given the current developments in cricket, I think that is the most likely context.

    There are several formats for a serious game of cricket (I mean, excluding a knock-about in a park or on a beach). At one extreme there is Test cricket, always international, with matches lasting 5 days, and with a normal run-rate of 2 or 3 per over (a group of six balls). At the other extreme there is the game originally called Twenty20, lasting only a few hours. It has a different character from the 5-day game, and the scoring rate - particularly in the last few overs - can be 10-15 per over.

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    Default Re: Knock it out of the park

    PS

    But, given the context of a movie star's interview, maybe it's just referring to an actor who played an unusual sort of character for him/her, and 'knocked it out of the park' is just an idiom, originally referring to sport (like many others - 'behind the 8-ball' 'moved the goal-posts', 'showed the red card'.... etc. etc.), and meaning nothing more than 's/he did very well'. (The first clause is still imperfect, but it's easier to make sense of, given that meaning.)

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