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.
See also: block, knock, off

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’.
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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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I once called an opposition player "sunshine" in a heated game of Sunday League soccer and he wanted to knock my block off.
Oh yeah, well why don't you come over here and say that you are going to knock my block off?!"
"I'm not putting myself up there with him for one minute - he'd knock my block off!
He said it can be difficult to detect underage customers: "On Boxing Day, I'd asked one man his age and he threatened to knock my block off. That's the kind of thing we're dealing with.
GORDON threatened to knock my block off if I accused him of bullying.
"They tried to knock my block off, got tired and then I got my own back!