knock spots off something

knock spots off something
knock ˈspots off sb/sth idiom
(BrE, informal) to be very much better than sb/sth

She knocks spots off all the other candidates.

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  • knock spots off something — knock spots off (someone/something) British & Australian, informal to be very much better than someone or something else. There s a vegetarian restaurant in Brighton that knocks spots off any round here …   New idioms dictionary

  • knock spots off someone — knock spots off (someone/something) British & Australian, informal to be very much better than someone or something else. There s a vegetarian restaurant in Brighton that knocks spots off any round here …   New idioms dictionary

  • knock spots off — (someone/something) British & Australian, informal to be very much better than someone or something else. There s a vegetarian restaurant in Brighton that knocks spots off any round here …   New idioms dictionary

  • knock spots off sb — knock spots off sth/sb UK INFORMAL ► to be much better than something or someone else: »This ingenious colour viewfinder knocks spots off current LCD displays. Main Entry: ↑knock …   Financial and business terms

  • knock spots off sth — knock spots off sth/sb UK INFORMAL ► to be much better than something or someone else: »This ingenious colour viewfinder knocks spots off current LCD displays. Main Entry: ↑knock …   Financial and business terms

  • knock spots off sth/sb — UK INFORMAL ► to be much better than something or someone else: »This ingenious colour viewfinder knocks spots off current LCD displays. Main Entry: ↑knock …   Financial and business terms

  • knock spots off — phrasal or knock the spots off also knock spots out of : to surpass eminently : excel by far she knocks spots off anybody I ve seen in London J.B.Priestly * * * knock spots off see ↑spot, 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock — ► VERB 1) strike a surface noisily to attract attention. 2) collide forcefully with. 3) force to move or fall with a collision or blow. 4) make (a hole, dent, etc.) in something by striking it. 5) informal criticize. 6) (of a motor) make a… …   English terms dictionary

  • knock — knock1 W3S1 [nɔk US na:k] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(door)¦ 2¦(hit and move something)¦ 3¦(hit somebody hard)¦ 4¦(hit part of your body)¦ 5 knock on doors 6 be knocking on the door 7¦(remove wall)¦ 8 knock a hole in/through something 9¦(criticize)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • knock — 1 verb 1 DOOR/WINDOW (T) to hit a door or window with your closed hand to attract the attention of the people inside: Why don t you knock before you come in? (+ at/on): I turned to see Jane knocking frantically on the taxi window. 2 HIT/MAKE STH… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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