Take the knock

(horseracing etc.) (of a punter) admit that one is unable to settle one's debts with one's bookmaker

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • take the knock — Australian Slang (horseracing etc.) (of a punter) admit that one is unable to settle one s debts with one s bookmaker …   English dialects glossary

  • take the knock (to) —  Sell at a loss …   American business jargon

  • take a knock — to be badly affected by something. His reputation has taken quite a knock following the revelations published in his recent biography …   New idioms dictionary

  • knock (or take) the stuffing out of — informal severely impair the confidence or strength of. → stuffing …   English new terms dictionary

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