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  • knock the bottom out of sth — ► to damage something severely, especially by destroying its support: »The rise in mortgage rates really knocked the bottom out of the housing market. Main Entry: ↑knock …   Financial and business terms

  • knock the stuffing out of someone — knock the stuffing out of (someone) to make someone feel less confident or physically weaker. An operation like that is bound to knock the stuffing out of you. It was their third defeat in a row and it really knocked the stuffing out of them …   New idioms dictionary

  • knock the stuffing out of — (someone) to make someone feel less confident or physically weaker. An operation like that is bound to knock the stuffing out of you. It was their third defeat in a row and it really knocked the stuffing out of them …   New idioms dictionary

  • knock the socks off — (informal) To surpass, defeat, overtake, etc in competitions • • • Main Entry: ↑sock * * * informal surpass or beat it will knock the socks off the opposition …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock the bottom out of — (informal) 1. To make, or show to be, invalid 2. To make ineffectual, bring to nothing • • • Main Entry: ↑knock * * * see bottom …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock the breath out of someone — knock the breath/wind/out of someone phrase to hit or throw someone, so that they cannot breathe easily Thesaurus: to hit a personsynonym Main entry: knock …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock the wind out of someone — knock the breath/wind/out of someone phrase to hit or throw someone, so that they cannot breathe easily Thesaurus: to hit a personsynonym Main entry: knock …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock the living daylights out of — knock the (living) daylights out of see ↑daylight • • • Main Entry: ↑knock …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock the daylights out of — knock the (living) daylights out of see ↑daylight • • • Main Entry: ↑knock …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock the bottom out of something — knock the bottom out of (something) informal to harm something and make it weaker, especially by taking away the thing it needs in order to continue or be successful. Ben losing his job has knocked the bottom out of our plans to buy a house …   New idioms dictionary

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