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    knocked my wind out

    From《THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION》:

    I tell you, son, this thing really came along and knocked my wind out.

    what do "came along " and "knock my wind out "mean?
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    Exclamation Re: knocked my wind out

    Quote Originally Posted by masterding View Post
    From《THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION》:

    I tell you, son, this thing really came along and knocked my wind out.

    what do "came along " and "knock my wind out "mean?
    Thanks!
    Came along means arrived or appeared such as a massage or a letter or a e mail.
    knocked someone's wind out literally means:temporarily stopping him from being able to breathe by delivering a sharp blow to the diaphragm(a sensitive part of the body). This is one of the quickest and most effective ways of ending a fight.
    However, metaphorically as here knocked my wind out, (it is not a physical blow but) I felt the impact of a blow to my body (belly; stomach; abdomen)that made me uncomfortable, after reading the massage/letter/email.

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