One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1British Going from door to door canvassing, buying, or selling.
- ‘I would be out on the knocker canvassing for Dave Nellist if I could.’
- ‘Candidates on the knocker found crime and youth nuisance were the main issues concerning voters - with the health service and cash for schools also high priorities.’
2Australian NZ (of payment) immediately; on demand.‘he has to pay cash on the knocker’
punctually, on time, on the dot, on the nailView synonyms
- ‘They make up 89 percent of the payers, and they pay on the knocker every time.’
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