with brass knobs on


with brass knobs on
with (brass) knobs on british informal phrase
used by children for replying in a rude way to an insult
Thesaurus: words used by or to young childrenhyponym
Main entry: knob

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • with brass knobs on — with (brass) knobs on British & Australian, humorous if you describe something as a particular thing with knobs on, you mean it has similar qualities to that thing but they are more extreme. Disney World was like an ordinary amusement park with… …   New idioms dictionary

  • with (brass) knobs on — Phrs. That and more. Used to emphasise agreement, or as a retort to an insult. E.g. The same to you with knobs on! …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • with (brass) knobs on — Phrs. That and more. Used to emphasise agreement, or as a retort to an insult. E.g. The same to you with knobs on! …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • with (brass) knobs on Brit. — with (brass) knobs on Brit. informal and something more, used especially for returning an insult. → knob …   English new terms dictionary

  • same to you with brass knobs on! — Exclam. A dismissive and contemptuous retort …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • with knobs on — with (brass) knobs on British & Australian, humorous if you describe something as a particular thing with knobs on, you mean it has similar qualities to that thing but they are more extreme. Disney World was like an ordinary amusement park with… …   New idioms dictionary

  • with knobs on — adverb : in an especially eminent manner : to an especially notable degree anglophile though the first three pictures were, the new one is more so with knobs on Newsweek whatever problem a town can have … we have it with knobs on Sam Pollock * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • knob — [nɔb US na:b] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Middle Low German; Origin: knobbe] 1.) a round handle or thing that you turn to open a door, turn on a television etc ▪ He thought the door was locked, but he turned the knob and the door opened. ▪ a brass door …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • knob — UK [nɒb] / US [nɑb] noun [countable] Word forms knob : singular knob plural knobs 1) a round handle on a door or drawer a) a round switch on a piece of equipment b) the round top of a stick or post c) a small round lump on the surface of… …   English dictionary

  • knob — noun 1》 a rounded lump or ball, especially at the end or on the surface of something.     ↘a ball shaped handle on a door or drawer.     ↘a round button on a machine. 2》 a small lump of something: a knob of butter. 3》 chiefly N. Amer. a prominent …   English new terms dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.