knock on the head

knock on the head
knock on the head 1) euphemistic kill. 2) Brit. informal put an end to (an idea, plan, etc.).
Main Entry: knock

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  • knock on the head — phrasal or knock in the head 1. : to stun or kill by a blow on the head had been knocked on the head some dark night R.L.Stevenson 2. : to check (as a plan, project, procedure) effectively or put an end to : squelch …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock in the head — phrasal see knock on the head …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock on the head — knock (something) on the head British, informal to stop doing something. Do you still play football? No, I knocked that on the head a while ago …   New idioms dictionary

  • To knock in the head — Knock Knock (n[o^]k), v. t. 1. To strike with something hard or heavy; to move by striking; to drive (a thing) against something; as, to knock a ball with a bat; to knock the head against a post; to knock a lamp off the table. [1913 Webster] When …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To knock on the head — Knock Knock (n[o^]k), v. t. 1. To strike with something hard or heavy; to move by striking; to drive (a thing) against something; as, to knock a ball with a bat; to knock the head against a post; to knock a lamp off the table. [1913 Webster] When …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Knock on the head — put an end to …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • knock on the head — Australian Slang put an end to …   English dialects glossary

  • knock on the head — frustrate, thwart; put an end to, destroy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • knock on the head —  Put a stop to …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • knock sth on the head — UK INFORMAL ► to prevent something from happening, or to finally finish something: »The company knocked housing market concerns on the head with a 32% rise in full year profits. Main Entry: ↑knock …   Financial and business terms

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