knock something down

knock something down

1. tv. to drink a portion of liquor. He knocked down a bottle of beer and called for another.
2. tv. to earn a certain amount of money. She must knock down about twenty thou a year.
See also: down, knock
References in classic literature ?
They are only afraid that he may knock something down, or trip over something when he comes into the room.
She had a walking stick which the two women asked her to use to knock something down from a top shelf.
Unfortunately, you do not get an elaborate plaque if all you have done is improve on a building, but knock something down and build something new in its stead, and jumped-up political minnows like Rodney Berman are given a wonderful ego-massage when their names are immortalised in stone for all to see.
From the set of new two-part Channel 4 drama Low Winter Sun, Alex said: "If I'm being totally honest, I feel as if I'm knocking my head against a brick wall, trying to knock something down that can't be felled.
After all, it's easier to knock something down than build it back up again.
I felt I could maybe knock something down for someone else to get a goal.