[Ads-l] knock it out

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 13 22:24:41 UTC 2021

to complete a job

Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/knock_out <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/knock_out>): 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://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knock out): to produce roughly or hastily


1. P & P Tree Service, LLC
10 Dec 2020
https://tinyurl.com/y2mapnd5 <https://tinyurl.com/y2mapnd5>

This tree was a beast. We knocked it out safely and efficiently.


2. Jeremy (saved by)
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/384002305718248426/ <https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/384002305718248426/>

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
http://ww <http://ww/>w.memyselfandmemories.com/we-knocked-it-out/ <http://w.memyselfandmemories.com/we-knocked-it-out/>

We Knocked It Out

4. Patrick McCarthy
https://www.weartapparel.com/freaky-pat <https://www.weartapparel.com/freaky-pat>

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
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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