knock (one's) block off

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knock (one's) block off

To strike someone with great force, usually in the head. If you insult me like that again, I'll knock your block off!
See also: block, knock, off

knock someone's block off

Sl. to hit someone hard in the head. Wilbur almost knocked Tom's block off by accident. He threatened to knock my block off if I didn't do as I was told.
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knock someone's block off

Beat up someone, as in If he doesn't leave at once, I'll knock his block off. This hyperbolic term employs block in the sense of "head," a usage dating from the 1600s. The idiom, however, dates only from about 1900. Also see beat the living daylights out of.
See also: block, knock, off

knock someone's block off

hit someone very hard in anger. informal
Block is used here in its informal sense of ‘head’.
See also: block, knock, off

I’ll knock your ˈblock/ˈhead off!

(British English, spoken) used to threaten somebody that you will hit them
See also: block, head, knock
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Chappell's version of the event is that Botham had annoyed him about not wanting to tour England that year because "too many blokes are looking to knock your block off" and that "everyone's looking for you because you're a p***" before pushing him off his chair.
She had a good old game of tonsil-tennis before deciding sucking her son's face was sick, threatening "one more step and I'll knock your block off" while wielding a pink gingham suitcase and a feather funeral hat Tanya Turner would be proud of.
But if you hurt my family, I would knock your block off. I would fight anyone in this room.'
But when someone is trying to knock your block off with a 100 mile-an-hour cricket ball, I call that a contact sport.