[Ads-l] knock it out

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 14 12:31:05 EST 2021


Also means, "get a piece," in BE.

On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 3:54 AM Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:

> Not new to me, from 1970s construction work.
> SG
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> to complete a job
>
> Wiktionary (
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> >): To complete, especially in haste; knock off.
>
> OED and Merriam-Webster have earlier meanings of these with the
> requirement of haste or rough work:
>
> OED: To make roughly or hastily.
> MW (
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> out): to produce roughly or hastily
>
> Exx
>
> 1. P & P Tree Service, LLC
> 10 Dec 2020
>
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> >
>
> This tree was a beast. We knocked it out safely and efficiently.
>
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> 2. Jeremy (saved by)
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> >
>
> Tried to do alone but was to much! Hired a couple and we knocked it out!
> They did a awesome job!
>
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> 3. Noreen L. Curry
> 17 Sep 2018
>
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> >w.memyselfandmemories.com/we-knocked-it-out/ <
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> >
>
> We Knocked It Out
>
> 4. Patrick McCarthy
>
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> >
>
> We started early summer but really we knocked it out in like a week. All
> about that organic sound that had a feeling in the moment. When it’s right
> it’s right.
>
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> Benjamin Barrett (he/him/his)
> Formerly of Seattle, WA
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