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Posted: 02 Sep 11, 06:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What does the line "knock me down for a six anytime" mean?

Is he talking about minutes or inches? Or did he mean 69 and forgot the other half? This has bothered me for thirty years..

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Posted: 02 Sep 11, 07:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a bastardization of "hit me for six", an idiom that comes from cricket, wherein the batsman gets 6 runs for smashing the ball over the boundary without it hitting the ground.

So to be "hit for six" or, in Freddie's words "knocked down for a six" is to be metaphorically struck very hard or bowled over, to use another cricketing idiom.

Basically.


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Posted: 02 Sep 11, 10:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its something to do with Freddie's middle stump.

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Posted: 02 Sep 11, 14:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bohardy wrote: It's a bastardization of "hit me for six", an idiom that comes from cricket, wherein the batsman gets 6 runs for smashing the ball over the boundary without it hitting the ground.

So to be "hit for six" or, in Freddie's words "knocked down for a six" is to be metaphorically struck very hard or bowled over, to use another cricketing idiom.

Basically.
Thanks for the explo. I'm sure I'm not the only American who never understood the reference.

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Posted: 29 Oct 11, 15:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



mooghead wrote: Its something to do with Freddie's middle stump.


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Posted: 31 Oct 11, 05:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've always seen it as amusing proof that Freddie knew nothing about sport. ...well cricket at least.

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Posted: 31 Oct 11, 09:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Bohardy wrote: It's a bastardization of "hit me for six", an idiom that comes from cricket, wherein the batsman gets 6 runs for smashing the ball over the boundary without it hitting the ground.



So to be "hit for six" or, in Freddie's words "knocked down for a six" is to be metaphorically struck very hard or bowled over, to use another cricketing idiom.

Basically.
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"basically" - i disagree. Queen were at a position where they'd finally hit the top of the american market with "the game" - i don't think freddie would've used an idiom that was only applicable to a small (cricket-playing) part of the world market. i also don't think that freddie as an intelligent song-writer would be silly enough to get a phrase or saying so wrong.

therefore, i feel this phrase is about boxing. ie - he'd been hit so hard that it'd take a count of six to get back to his feet


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Posted: 01 Nov 11, 11:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You're both wrong.

Freddie was a fan of drinking cheap American beer.  It basically meant that he wanted you to bring a six pack of Schlitz   He was such a lightweight, that a six pack would knock him down every time.

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Posted: 01 Nov 11, 14:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Micrówave wrote: You're both wrong.

Freddie was a fan of drinking cheap American beer.  It basically meant that he wanted you to bring a six pack of Schlitz   He was such a lightweight, that a six pack would knock him down every time.


it all makes sense now!! i always thought it was lay me down for a Pabst anytime...  Thanks for clearing that up


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Posted: 09 Sep 19, 14:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The six pack of beer theory make sense. Although this phrase has a double meaning, this guys knew already that was an icon, lots of people will wonder what he really means...why u wanna think he was that innocent? he was a smart and naughty boy right...
It can related to his light weight alcohol handling, but also means down on a six, means feet, knees and hands....222 = 6... cutest ass... doggy style ... get it? :)

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Posted: 09 Sep 19, 15:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That was worth a bump.

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Posted: 26 Jun 20, 09:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey all!
Joining in a bit late... but I looked this up and found you :) Thought I'd give my 80s version.

'Body Language' was one of my first 45 vinyls growing up in Canada. I still remember the steamy cover of a naked couple with arrows suggesting a hot red lipped brunette giving her guy a BJ in 69 position. Thus, I always interpreted the "knock me down for a 6 anytime" meant exactly as the cover suggested, "hit me up for a blow job anytime'. The 6 being half of the trendy 69 back then. To me it made sense. My 2 cents anyhow.

Was fun reading your comments.

Thx and Cheers!
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Posted: 28 Jul 20, 14:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

jofs wrote:

Hey all!
Joining in a bit late... but I looked this up and found you :) Thought I'd give my 80s version.

'Body Language' was one of my first 45 vinyls growing up in Canada. I still remember the steamy cover of a naked couple with arrows suggesting a hot red lipped brunette giving her guy a BJ in 69 position. https://edubirdie.com/college-essay-tutor Thus, I always interpreted the "knock me down for a 6 anytime" meant exactly as the cover suggested, "hit me up for a blow job anytime'. The 6 being half of the trendy 69 back then. To me it made sense. My 2 cents anyhow.

Was fun reading your comments.

Thx and Cheers!
Jofs


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