One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘forty-three of Rocky's matches were won by a knockout’
stunning blow, finishing blow
coup de grâce
informal KO, kayo
2‘before the third round knockout punters were growing bored’
elimination match, tie, elimination competition
3‘she's nice-looking but not a knockout’
beauty, vision, picture, sensation, joy to behold, dream
stunner, dish, looker, good-looker, lovely, peach, eyeful, smasher, cracker
4‘the binoculars are a technical knockout’
masterpiece, sensation, marvel, wonder, triumph, winner, success, feat, coup, master stroke
smash hit, hit, attraction
tour de force, coup de maître
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