knock the stuffing out of

knock the stuffing out of
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.


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  • knock the stuffing out of — (informal) DEVASTATE, shatter, crush, shock; informal knock sideways; Brit. informal knock for six. → stuffing * * * knock the stuffing out of To reduce (an opponent) to helplessness • • • Main En …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — phrase to make someone physically or mentally weak She had a bad cold which really knocked the stuffing out of her. Thesaurus: to cause someone to have an illness or feel illsynonym to make someone feel sad or upsetsynonym Main entry: stuffing …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock the stuffing out of somebody — knock the ˈstuffing out of sb idiom (informal) to make sb lose their confidence and enthusiasm Main entry: ↑knockidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock the stuffing out of — ► knock (or take) the stuffing out of informal severely damage the confidence or strength of. Main Entry: ↑stuffing …   English terms dictionary

  • knock the stuffing out of — informal news of Pam s engagement knocked the stuffing out of Bob Syn: devastate, shatter, crush, shock …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • knock the stuffing out of someone — to make someone physically or mentally weak She had a bad cold which really knocked the stuffing out of her …   English dictionary

  • knock the stuffing out of — See: KNOCK THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • knock the stuffing out of — See: KNOCK THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • knock\ the\ stuffing\ out\ of — See: knock the living daylights out of …   Словарь американских идиом

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