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.
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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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Now, we need to see him actually working the route tree at game speed and with defenders actually looking to knock his block off once he touches the ball.
Let me tell you a human being will not face greater stress than sharing a ring with someone trying to knock his block off.
"I was determined to knock his block off when you need to be cold and calculating in the ring.
I've not had any abuse in the streets yet - people seem to have been able to distinguish between me and Rob, which is fortunate - but there's lots of, 'If I ever see him I'm going to knock his block off' on Twitter.
All that 'never losing to a white man' crap, is just the ultimate incentive for Joe to knock his block off because Joe was brought up to respect everyone - and he hates racists.
"If he was here I would knock his block off, but this is a good piece of news.
He told Bellamy he would knock his block off if he ever set foot back in Newcastle: Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd tells Craig Bellamy he has no future on Tyneside after sending insulting text messages to Alan Shearer.
* THE Craig Bellamy affair last night took another farcical twist following reports that, following abusive text messages sent to Alan Shearer from the exiled striker, United's skipper had threatened to "knock his block off".
But I hope I'm there when he comes out, I'd like to knock his block off."
Jerome also said: "If that had happened in the street I would knock his block off. I don't see why I should have to put up with it.
I had words with the athlete in question after the race, although held back on the initial instinct to knock his block off.
I know several managers who'd like to knock his block off. But I remember Sheffield United in the doldrums' I then shared the atmosphere on great cup nights i against Villa, Leeds and Liverpool.
Bellamy claims his phone was stolen, Shearer reported to have told teammates he will 'knock his block off'.
Mirror Sport understands Jerome told Clattenburg: "If that had happened in the street I'd knock his block off. I don't see why I should have to put up with it.