the sharp tip of a knife.
at knifepoint, under threat of being cut or stabbed with a knife:
He was robbed at knifepoint.
Polly Klaas, the 12-year-old who was snatched out of her own home at knifepoint back in 1993?
Why Child Killers Love Small Towns Marcia Clark May 25, 2009
She pointed the knifepoint at his face, close enough to stab him if need be.
Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town Cory Doctorow
- At it
Vigorously pursuing an activity, especially a fight, but also sex or some other activity. For example, Whenever they play bridge they really go at it (fight), or The new job keeps Tom at it day and night (works hard), or In the spring the dogs are always at it (sex). Shakespeare used this seemingly modern […]
- At large
of more than average size, quantity, degree, etc.; exceeding that which is common to a kind or class; big; great: a large house; a large number; in large measure; to a large extent. on a great scale: a large producer of kitchen equipment. of great scope or range; extensive; broad. grand or pompous: a man […]
- At last
occurring or coming after all others, as in time, order, or place: the last line on a page. most recent; next before the present; latest: last week; last Friday. being the only one remaining: my last dollar; the last outpost; a last chance. final: in his last hours. ultimate or conclusive; definitive: the last word […]
- At latest
most recent; current: latest fashions. 1 . the latest, the most recent news, development, disclosure, etc.: This is the latest in personal computers. at the latest, not any later than (a specified time): Be at the airport by 7 o’clock at the latest. adjective, adverb the superlative of late adjective most recent, modern, or new: […]