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Gob Smacking, or "Gobsmacked" is slang expression used in the UK to indicate surprised, astonished. "Gob" is slang for one's mouth. When a person is amazed or astonished, he might put the open palm of his hand over his open (in astonishment) mouth, simulating a "smack," hence, Gobsmacking. In a sentence: "When I found out I won the lottery, I was gobsmacked."

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