knock (something) off

knock (something) off
knock (something) off 1. to subtract a certain amount from the price of an item.

The manager knocked two bucks off because the dress had a button missing.

If you knock off five dollars, I'd consider buying it.

2. to produce something quickly and easily.

He can usually knock off a short story in just a few days.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • knock something off — 1 (Brit. informal) someone knocked off the video.: See steal verb sense 1. 2 (informal) we expect you to knock off three stories a day: PRODUCE, make, turn out …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock something off — 1》 informal produce a piece of work quickly and easily. 2》 informal deduct an amount from a total. 3》 Brit. informal steal something.     ↘N. Amer. informal rob a shop.     ↘N. Amer. informal copy something illegally. → knock …   English new terms dictionary

  • knock spots off — (someone/something) British & Australian, informal to be very much better than someone or something else. There s a vegetarian restaurant in Brighton that knocks spots off any round here …   New idioms dictionary

  • knock spots off sb — knock spots off sth/sb UK INFORMAL ► to be much better than something or someone else: »This ingenious colour viewfinder knocks spots off current LCD displays. Main Entry: ↑knock …   Financial and business terms

  • knock it off — ► knock it off informal stop doing something. Main Entry: ↑knock …   English terms dictionary

  • knock something out — AND knock something off tv. to write something quickly. □ Would you please knock a speech out for the senator? CD I’ll knock out a letter explaining the whole thing …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • knock spots off — phrasal or knock the spots off also knock spots out of : to surpass eminently : excel by far she knocks spots off anybody I ve seen in London J.B.Priestly * * * knock spots off see ↑spot, 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock it off — {v. phr.}, {slang}, {informal} 1. To stop talking about something considered not appropriate or nonsensical by the listener. Used frequently as an imperative. * /Come on, Joe, knock it off, you re not making any sense at all!/ 2. To cease doing… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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