knock the stuffing out of

knock the stuffing out of
DEVASTATE, shatter, crush, shock; informal knock sideways; Brit. informal knock for six.

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knock the stuffing out of
To reduce (an opponent) to helplessness
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Main Entry:stuff

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knock (or take) the stuffing out of
informal severely impair the confidence or strength of (someone)

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knock the stuffing out of — see stuffing
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Main Entry:knock
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knock the stuffing out of
informal : to cause (someone) to lose energy and confidence : to make (someone) feel weak or overwhelmed

When he found out that he didn't get the job, it really knocked the stuffing out of him.

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Main Entry:stuffing

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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