knock sth off

knock sth off
UK US knock sth off (sth)
Phrasal Verb with knock({{}}/nɒk/ verb [T]
INFORMAL
to take a particular amount away from a price, value, etc.: »

Living next door to an empty home can also knock 10% off the value of your own property, say experts.

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Customers can knock hundreds of dollars off their energy bills by following three simple steps.

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The supermarket joined the fuel price war yesterday by knocking 5 cents a liter off its petrol and diesel prices.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • knock sth off sth — UK US knock sth off (sth) Phrasal Verb with knock({{}}/nɒk/ verb [T] INFORMAL ► to take a particular amount away from a price, value, etc.: »Living next door to an empty home can also knock 10% off the value of your own property, say experts.… …   Financial and business terms

  • ˌknock sth ˈoff (sth) — phrasal verb informal to reduce a price or an amount Kelly knocked two seconds off her previous time.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 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: ↑ …   Useful english 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 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 somebody off their pedestal — knock sb off their ˈpedestal/ˈperch idiom to make sb lose their position as sb/sth successful or admired • A lot of teams are looking to knock us off our perch. Main entry: ↑knockidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock somebody off their perch — knock sb off their ˈpedestal/ˈperch idiom to make sb lose their position as sb/sth successful or admired • A lot of teams are looking to knock us off our perch. Main entry: ↑knockidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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