knock spots off sth

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. 2012.

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  • 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 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 somebody — knock ˈspots off sb/sth idiom (BrE, informal) to be very much better than sb/sth • She knocks spots off all the other candidates. Main entry: ↑knockidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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. Main entry: ↑knockidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock — ▪ I. knock knock 1 [nɒk ǁ nɑːk] verb [transitive] 1. FINANCE if something knocks the price of shares, stocks etc, the price changes very quickly and unexpectedly: • Talk of easing the US credit policy knocked prices higher in light trade. • Its… …   Financial and business terms

  • 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

  • bring sth about phrasal — verb (T) to make something happen: Computers have brought about many changes in the workplace. bring sb/sth around/round phrasal verb (T) 1 bring the conversation around/round to to deliberately and gradually introduce a new subject into a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • spot — 1 noun (C) 1 PLACE a particular place or area, especially a pleasant place where you spend time: an ideal spot for a picnic | We walked along the beach looking for a spot to sit. | camping/swimming/holiday spot (=a place that is suitable for a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • spot — spot1 W2S2 [spɔt US spa:t] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(place)¦ 2¦(area)¦ 3¦(mark)¦ 4¦(on skin)¦ 5 on the spot 6 put somebody on the spot 7¦(tv/radio)¦ 8¦(position)¦ 9 weak spot …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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