take a poke at


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take a poke at

Hit with one's fist, as in If you don't quit teasing I'll take a poke at you. [Colloquial; c. 1930]
See also: poke, take

take a ˈpoke at somebody/something

(old-fashioned, American English, informal) make an unkind remark about somebody/something; laugh at somebody/something: Then he took a poke at my hair, telling me I looked like a scarecrow!