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knuckle sandwich

A punch in the mouth. If you keep mocking me, you're going to get a knuckle sandwich!
See also: knuckle, sandwich
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*knuckle sandwich

Inf. a punch. (*Typically: ask for ~; get ~; give someone ~; want ~.) A: Nyah! Your mother smokes cigars! B: You want a knuckle sandwich?
See also: knuckle, sandwich
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

knuckle sandwich

n. a blow struck in the teeth or mouth. How would you like a knuckle sandwich?
See also: knuckle, sandwich
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

knuckle sandwich

A punch in the mouth. Associated with urban street toughs, the phrase was common in “Dead End” and “Bowery Boys” movies where the threat of being served a meal of someone's fist was all part of the characters' bravado.
See also: knuckle, sandwich
Endangered Phrases by Steven D. Price Copyright © 2011 by Steven D. Price
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