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    Meaning of the figure of speech

    When I won the trophy you could have knocked me over with a feather

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    When I won the trophy you could have knocked me over with a feather
    This means that the recipent was so surprised, that he/she was weak in the knees and even a slight push would have knocked him/her down.

    It is meant to be taken figuratively, not literally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruma
    When I won the trophy you could have knocked me over with a feather
    Also, this is probably related to expressions such as:

    Well, Blow me down! - Similar to "knock me over with a feather"

    Blown away - to be very impressed or surprised

    to bowl someone over - to make a very good impression on someone

    I hope this helps! Feel free to ask if you need more help.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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