One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
phrasal verbNorth American
Rob a shop or similar establishment.
- ‘If I'd knocked over a liquor store that day instead of accepting John's offer, I'd have been out of prison and off parole long before now.’
- ‘First they're nicking comic books, then knocking off whole banks!’
- ‘If their children develop behavioral disorders at school, drop out, turn to drugs and begin knocking off 7-Elevensthey won't be surprised.’
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