One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Reprimand people severely, especially in an attempt to stop them arguing.
- ‘This lying, prevarication and knocking people's heads together is standard practice.’
- ‘We were inches away and if he had not taken that initiative - something John is very good at - of knocking people's heads together and forcing them to come to an agreement to settle matters or to say ‘we cannot make an agreement’, that would not have been done.’
- ‘I just think it's fun to knock people's heads together and call attention to how silly arguing over NOTHING can be.’
- ‘Big organizations exist because there are economies of scale, or because - as Ronald Coase pointed out in this classic paper - it's more efficient to run things by banging people's heads together than by haggling over contracts.’
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