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. 2014.
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Take a knock — suffer a reverse, especially a financial one … Dictionary of Australian slang
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
take a knock — Australian Slang suffer a reverse, especially a financial one … English dialects glossary
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 — Suffer a loss (usu. financial) … A concise dictionary of English slang
knock — /nɒk / (say nok) verb (i) 1. to strike a sounding blow with the fist, knuckles, or anything hard, especially on a door, window, or the like, as in seeking admittance, calling attention, giving a signal, etc. 2. (of an internal combustion engine)… … Australian English dictionary
knock — 1 verb 1 DOOR/WINDOW (T) to hit a door or window with your closed hand to attract the attention of the people inside: Why don t you knock before you come in? (+ at/on): I turned to see Jane knocking frantically on the taxi window. 2 HIT/MAKE STH… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
knock — knock1 W3S1 [nɔk US na:k] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(door)¦ 2¦(hit and move something)¦ 3¦(hit somebody hard)¦ 4¦(hit part of your body)¦ 5 knock on doors 6 be knocking on the door 7¦(remove wall)¦ 8 knock a hole in/through something 9¦(criticize)¦ … Dictionary of contemporary English
knock — I. vb British 1. to kill. A recent, racier variant of knock off or hit. ► I ve never spoken to anyone I m going to knock. (Hitman quoted in the Observer, 31 May 1987) 2. to have sex (with). A 300 year old usage which has been rare since the early … Contemporary slang