knock the stuffing out of someone

knock the stuffing out of someone
to make someone physically or mentally weak

She had a bad cold which really knocked the stuffing out of her.


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  • knock the stuffing out of someone — knock the stuffing out of (someone) to make someone feel less confident or physically weaker. An operation like that is bound to knock the stuffing out of you. It was their third defeat in a row and it really knocked the stuffing out of them …   New idioms dictionary

  • knock the stuffing out of someone — phrase to make someone physically or mentally weak She had a bad cold which really knocked the stuffing out of her. Thesaurus: to cause someone to have an illness or feel illsynonym to make someone feel sad or upsetsynonym Main entry: stuffing …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock the stuffing out of — (someone) to make someone feel less confident or physically weaker. An operation like that is bound to knock the stuffing out of you. It was their third defeat in a row and it really knocked the stuffing out of them …   New idioms dictionary

  • knock the stuffing out of — (informal) DEVASTATE, shatter, crush, shock; informal knock sideways; Brit. informal knock for six. → stuffing * * * knock the stuffing out of To reduce (an opponent) to helplessness • • • Main En …   Useful english dictionary

  • stuffing — stuff|ing [ stʌfıŋ ] noun uncount 1. ) food that has been cut into small pieces and placed inside meat or vegetables 2. ) soft material that is used for filling something such as a toy or a seat knock the stuffing out of someone to make someone… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stuffing — UK [ˈstʌfɪŋ] / US noun [uncountable] 1) food that has been cut into small pieces and placed inside meat or vegetables 2) soft material that is used for filling something such as a toy or a seat • knock the stuffing out of someone …   English 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

  • stuffing — /ˈstʌfɪŋ / (say stufing) noun 1. the act of someone or something that stuffs. 2. that with which anything is or may be stuffed. 3. seasoned breadcrumbs or other filling used to stuff a chicken, turkey, etc., before cooking. –phrase 4. knock (or… …  

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