knock (some) sense into (one)

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knock (some) sense into (one)

To assist or persuade someone to start thinking sensibly (about something). Jason is convinced that he wants to get a tattoo once he turns 18, but I'm hoping we'll be able to knock sense into him by then. If you think you're going to find success with your high school rock band, then someone needs to knock some sense into you.
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knock some sense into someone

 and knock some sense in
to strike one, making one smarter, or at least obedient. I think his father finally knocked some sense into him. The accident finally knocked in some sense. I thought that last week's experience would knock some sense in.
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knock some sense into

Slang
To beat or hit (someone) in an effort to teach a lesson or cause a person to adopt an acceptable pattern of behavior.
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But if you're close enough to get him over the initial outrage, and actually knock some sense into him, then by all means do so.
New York, October 19 ( ANI ): Author Maneesh Sethi started paying a woman 8 dollars an hour to knock some sense into him after realizing that he wastes 30 hours a week on Facebook and other sites, it has been revealed.
Hopefully this will knock some sense into him and make him realise there is more to life.
Hopefully he'll achieve what Fiz has failed to do and knock some sense into him.
It was here he fell in love with drama, but when he announced his ambition to his father, Richard put him to work on a building site to knock some sense into him.
DUEL - This event is perfect practice for his ongoing battle with the British Olympic Association and being pugilised with a giant cotton bud might knock some sense into him.
Let the pig jump," I'd instructed Tommy Foster, days after the BAGS debacle, "it might knock some sense into him.
Maybe dropping him today would knock some sense into him, because nothing else is at the minute.
Brian is the family's talking dog, who raps Peter on the nose with a newspaper to knock some sense into him.
EMMERDALE (ITV1) Shadrach doesn't exactly have a reputation as a clean-cut sort of fellow, but after the warning that if he keeps drinking he might die, it's begun to knock some sense into him.
But if our first-born is a boy I think I'll have to sit Steve down and try to knock some sense into him.
Hopefully seeing her being so strong will knock some sense into him and show him the error of his ways - whatever Cheryl decides to do.
Steve wants to knock some sense into him, but it takes a meeting with his mum to sort it out.