[nok-awf, -of] /ˈnɒkˌɔf, -ˌɒf/
an act or instance of knocking off.
an unlicensed copy of something, especially fashion clothing, intended to be sold at a lower price than the original.
“cheap imitation,” 1966, from the verbal phrase knock off “do hastily;” in reference to the casual way the things are made.
if you can’t stand the heat* stay out of the kitchen
[baseball sense perhaps ultimately fr kitchen, ”stomach,” found by 1594]
- Knock off a piece
verb phrase To do the sex act; copulate; screw (1940s+)
adjective 1. resulting inevitably but indirectly from another event or circumstance: the works closed with the direct loss of 3000 jobs and many more from the knock-on effect on the area noun 2. (rugby) the infringement of playing the ball forward with the hand or arm verb (adverb) 3. (rugby) to play (the ball) forward […]
- Knock-on effect
[nok-on, -awn] /ˈnɒkˈɒn, -ˈɔn/ noun, Chiefly British. 1. a chain reaction.
- Knock oneself out
verb phrase [1936s+; perhaps fr Yiddish aroysshlogn zikh] 1. Make a great effort, as in I was knocking myself out to finish on time. This expression also is put negatively, Don’t knock yourself out, meaning “don’t exert yourself; it’s not worth that much effort.” [ c. 1930 ] 2. Enjoy yourself, have a good time, […]