Definition of knock off in English:

knock off

phrasal verb

  • Stop work.

    • ‘They worked on the project three or four afternoons a week, knocking off around five to drink beer and talk.’
    • ‘After a frantic week at work I am planning on knocking off a little early today.’
    • ‘I think I'll knock off for the day and have a nice cup of coffee.’
    • ‘The typical Australian working day starts in the sunshine at 8am, and shortly after everyone knocks off at 4pm, the parks will be full of men chucking a ball about until the sun goes down.’
    • ‘Why can't they have patrols instead of knocking off from work early in the day.’
    stop work, finish work, finish working, clock off, close shop, shut down, leave work, finish the working day
    take a break, break, break off, rest, pause, stop, halt, finish
    call it a day, have a breather, take five
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