[Ads-l] knock it out

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Jan 14 17:02:25 EST 2021


> On Jan 14, 2021, at 12:31 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> Also means, "get a piece," in BE.

There’s also “knock *one* out”, which isn’t quite the same (unless the piece one gets is reflexive).  

LH
> 
> 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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>> Subject: knock it out
>> 
>> to complete a job
>> 
>> Wiktionary (
>> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/knock_out__;!!OToaGQ!6RqItKpKec_MISFQbAHrMlOwzjR2DpGqwcNHbZOpZzFublEo9lh9wta258Vgrqe6$
>> <
>> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/knock_out__;!!OToaGQ!6RqItKpKec_MISFQbAHrMlOwzjR2DpGqwcNHbZOpZzFublEo9lh9wta258Vgrqe6$
>>> ): 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 (
>> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knock__;!!OToaGQ!6RqItKpKec_MISFQbAHrMlOwzjR2DpGqwcNHbZOpZzFublEo9lh9wta25423WZsf$
>> out): to produce roughly or hastily
>> 
>> Exx
>> 
>> 1. P & P Tree Service, LLC
>> 10 Dec 2020
>> 
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>> <
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>>> 
>> 
>> This tree was a beast. We knocked it out safely and efficiently.
>> 
>> ###
>> ###
>> 
>> 2. Jeremy (saved by)
>> 
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>> <
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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!
>> 
>> ###
>> ###
>> 
>> 3. Noreen L. Curry
>> 17 Sep 2018
>> 
>> https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://ww__;!!OToaGQ!6RqItKpKec_MISFQbAHrMlOwzjR2DpGqwcNHbZOpZzFublEo9lh9wta250LydpuV$
>> <
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>>> w.memyselfandmemories.com/we-knocked-it-out/ <
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>>> 
>> 
>> We Knocked It Out
>> 
>> 4. Patrick McCarthy
>> 
>> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.weartapparel.com/freaky-pat__;!!OToaGQ!6RqItKpKec_MISFQbAHrMlOwzjR2DpGqwcNHbZOpZzFublEo9lh9wta257GT1oiG$
>> <
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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.
>> 
>> ###
>> ###
>> 
>> Benjamin Barrett (he/him/his)
>> Formerly of Seattle, WA
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