knock something off something

knock something off something
ˌknock sthˈoff | ˌknock sthˈoff sth derived
(informal) to reduce the price or value of sth

They knocked off $60 because of a scratch.

The news knocked 13% off the company's shares.

Main entry:knockderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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