knocking shop


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knocking shop

A brothel. Primarily heard in UK. Everyone knows that old tavern used to be a knocking shop.
See also: knock, shop
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It's not a knocking shop - it's a place for the team to zone in on the match ahead, get a talk from the boss about tactics and go to bed early without any distractions.
X-Pose is not going to be some kind of knocking shop.
The man behind the love hotel, night club king Tommy Caulker, argues it wouldn't be a knocking shop but a place to go with your partner for a fun, luxurious time, with rooms boasting whirlpool baths and furry walls.
Who would have thought Buckingham Palace would turn out to be the bawdiest knocking shop in town?
The group of five footballers dubbed the back street knocking shop 'The 50' because that is how much the prostitutes charged for sex.
Sullivan and Gold won plenty of plaudits for their outspoken attack on the previous Icelandic owners, who spent like a crew of drunken trawlermen in a knocking shop.
It is what is known classically as a knocking shop.
Talk about a coffin dodger, this fake timber clad room looks like a cross between a giant coffin and a back street knocking shop.
Dot's interview for the church warden's job isn't going well at all - and that's before she discovers that there's a knocking shop operating out of Kim's bed and breakfast.
Soon after, Leeds chairman Peter Ridsdale - famed for splashing cash like a drunken sailor in a knocking shop - rewarded manager David O'Leary with a lucrative new contract, a detail which did not escape Redknapp.
But this disturbingly-odd couple have made the mistake of booking into a seedy London knocking shop masquerading as an upmarket haven for the rich and famous.
And sleazier than a TOWIE-themed Bangkok knocking shop with Edwina Currie as madame.
We have a very strict rule in our house, and that is - it is not a knocking shop.