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knock someone back (an amount of money)

to cost an amount of money. That trip to Spain knocked me back almost $3,500. How much did that new furniture knock us back?
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knock something back

Sl. to drink down a drink of something, especially something alcoholic. (See also knock back a drink.) I don't see how he can knock that stuff back. John knocked back two beers in ten minutes.
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knock back

Also, knock it back. Gulp down an alcoholic beverage, as in He knocked back glass after glass of wine, or I hear you've been knocking it back a bit. [First half of 1900s]
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knock back

v.
1. To hit someone or something abruptly, repelling it: With a swing of the racket, she knocked the ball back to her opponent. The blast from the explosion knocked me back into the fence. The post was crooked, so I got a hammer and knocked it back into place.
2. To drink something, especially an alcoholic drink, quickly or in large amounts: After he knocked back six beers, we took his car keys away. She knocked the rest of the bottle back and went to bed.
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He has worked so hard to come back from serious injury wants and to have this second blow is a real knock back to the lad.
Tips: Use Woody's special moves to knock back obstacles and hostile opponents as he releases a crack team of toy Army men from their Bucket 'O Soldiers container and escorts them to safety.
Those aged 18-24 knock back more than five bottles of wine a week - compared to Italians who drink just one glass a day.
Incredibly, Ferguson is set to knock back the bumper deal in favour of a summer switch to the Premiership - a move exclusively revealed in Sports Record last December.
Rangers could gain upwards of pounds 8million by selling but boss Alex McLeish hopes his skipper will knock back any ooffers.
Well boss Billy Davies would loathe to lose Teale, but would find it hard to knock back pounds 100,000 for a player brought in free from Hong Kong football.