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Literally blown away

I lifted the [Swarovski] NL Pure and was literally blown away by the view

Swarovski NL Pure binoculars advert
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Literally jaws on the floor

We were literally jaws on the floor

Richie Anderson, commenting on the Eurovision Song Contest 2024
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Literally jumped ship

He [ex-Conservative MP Dan Poulter] literally jumped ship

Owen Jones, commenting on Dan Poulter’s defection from the Conservative party to Labour
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Literally rocking

A couple of hours later, that same East Stand was rocking, literally rocking, after Marcus Smith had chipped over the winning drop-goal; a tidal wave of delirium spilt forth around Twickenham

The Times newspaper
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Literally schoolboy

Literally that was schoolboy defending

Listener, BBC Radio Solent, referring to Ipswich going behind to Rotherham
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He would be literally exploding

If a certain person [Jeff Stelling] was still sat here he would be literally exploding at the moment

Simon Thomas on Soccer Saturday, referring to the Wealdstone v Hartlepool game
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Literally standing on the shoulders of giants

Quite literally standing on the shoulders of the (gentlest) giants to get here!

Birding “marathon” in Pune, India
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Literally on one foot

Tripathi has to come in, literally on one foot

Harsha Bhogle, commentating on the IPL final between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders
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Literally on their knees

Leeds are playing against a team [Southampton] who are literally on their knees

Don Goodman, Sky Sports
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Literally melted

She started singing this song and my heart literally melted

Listener to Michael Ball, BBC Radio 2
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Literally flying out

Have you got any chicken and ham pies?

No, I’m sorry, they’ve literally been flying out

Sales assistant, Turner’s Pies
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Literally tore to shreds

They [Southampton] literally tore Arsenal to shreds there

Steve Sidwell, BBC Radio 5 Live
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Literally caught napping

The Brentford defence were literally caught napping in the afternoon sun

David Ljunggren
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Literally singlehandedly

Suryakumar is literally singlehandedly keeping India in the contest

Ravi Shastri (probably)
England v India, T20 International

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Literally dodging bullets

He [Cheteshwar Pujara] was literally dodging bullets

Isa Guha, talking about him batting against Australia’s fast bowlers
BBC Test Match Special
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Literally tearing his hair out

He [Shane Warne] will be literally tearing his hair out

Kevin Pietersen
The Hundred, Sky Sports
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Literally stick his ear in

He’d literally come round and stick his ear in every kid’s mouth

Tony Hadley, talking about his school music teacher
BBC Radio 2 Good Morning Sunday
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Literally skipped a beat

My heart literally skipped a beat

Listener to Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2
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Literally floating on air

I was literally floating on air

Chris Packham whilst taking about watching Kestrels
BBC One: The Walk That Made Me
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Literally a brick wall

Georginio Wijnaldum absolutely thumps it on the volley from just inside the box and the keeper—Georgi Bushchan again—reacts to palm it away! He’s literally a brick wall.

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