knuckle sandwich


knuckle sandwich
   American
   a punch in the face
   An equivalent of bunch of fives which uses the same imagery:
    First the velvet glove, then the knuckle sandwich. (Sanders, 1977)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • Knuckle sandwich — may refer to: *Knuckle sandwich, a slang term for a punch * Knuckle Sandwich, a song by Danger Mouse and Jemini from their 2003 album Ghetto Pop Life …   Wikipedia

  • knuckle sandwich — ► NOUN informal ▪ a punch in the mouth …   English terms dictionary

  • knuckle sandwich — n. a blow struck in the teeth or mouth. □ How would you like a knuckle sandwich? □ He threatened to give me a knuckle sandwich …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • knuckle sandwich — noun slang : a punch in the mouth * * * ˌknuckle ˈsandwich [knuckle sandwich] noun (slang) a punch in the mouth …   Useful english dictionary

  • knuckle sandwich — noun A punch to the face, especially to the mouth. OKKIE. (Raises his fist, kissing the knuckles menacingly follows her to bottom of steps.) How would you like a knuckle sandwich? …   Wiktionary

  • Knuckle sandwich — If somebody offers you a knuckle sandwich you d be best to decline the offer and leave at the next convenient moment. It isn t some British culinary delight they re about to thump you in the face …   The American's guide to speaking British

  • knuckle sandwich — np A punch in the mouth. Shut up or I ll give you a knuckle sandwich. 1940s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • knuckle sandwich — n a blow from a fist, punch in the mouth or face. A humorous phrase which is often used in unfunny situations in all English speaking countries. The expres sion dates from before World War II when it probably originated in a euphe mism such as… …   Contemporary slang

  • knuckle sandwich — n. blow or punch to the mouth; punch in the teeth (e.g.: I asked you to stop bothering me, are you looking for a knuckle sandwich? ) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • knuckle sandwich — Slang. a punch in the mouth with a clenched fist. [1970 75] * * * …   Universalium


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