knock it back


knock it back
   to drink intoxicants to excess
   On a single occasion or regularly, from the angling of the glass as you drink:
    ... he'd begun to knock it back at half past ten in the morning. (P. Scott, 1977)

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  • knock something back — (informal) SWALLOW, gulp down, drink up, quaff, guzzle, slug; informal down, swig, swill (down), toss off; N. Amer. informal scarf (down/up), snarf (down/up). → …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock sb back — UK US knock sb/sth back Phrasal Verb with knock({{}}/nɒk/ verb [T] ► to have a bad effect on someone or something, especially by stopping them from achieving something: »Disappointing results from the company knocked its shares back to just 51p.… …   Financial and business terms

  • knock sth back — UK US knock sb/sth back Phrasal Verb with knock({{}}/nɒk/ verb [T] ► to have a bad effect on someone or something, especially by stopping them from achieving something: »Disappointing results from the company knocked its shares back to just 51p.… …   Financial and business terms

  • knock something back — informal we can watch the game and knock back a few beers Syn: swallow, gulp down, drink (up), quaff, guzzle, slug, down, swig, drain, swill (down), toss off, scarf (down) …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • knock something back — informal consume a drink quickly. → knock …   English new terms dictionary

  • knock one back — Go to knock one over …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • knock (someone) back — vb to rebuff, reject, disappoint ► Maybe you could give her some coaching? ► I offered: she knocked me back. (Blackjack, Australian tv crime drama, 2004) …   Contemporary slang

  • knock (someone) back — Verb. To reject someone or their suggestions. E.g. I asked her for a dance, but she knocked me back and went off with my best friend …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • knock (someone) back — Verb. To reject someone or their suggestions. E.g. I asked her for a dance, but she knocked me back and went off with my best friend …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • knock one back — v. drink alcohol; have a drink (of alcohol) …   English slang


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