knocking shop


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knocking shop

A brothel. Primarily heard in UK. Everyone knows that old tavern used to be a knocking shop.
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QUESTION: what would you get if you turned the Big Brother house into a knocking shop? Answer: Geordie Shore.
I'm certainly not going to be running a knocking shop. This sort of fantasy role play is very big in Germany and it is getting more popular in England too.
Whether it's in a Marbella knocking shop - remember Shearer as Mary Poppins, Geordie women as dogs etc.
I doubt she'd be thrilled to discover her house is being used as a knocking shop, far less than somewhere illegal drugs are being brought in.
I'm sure the licensing clerks at Paisley council are convinced this is a glorified knocking shop - but know they can do nothing to outsmart the people behind the idea.
The at Slipping away from their two chaperones, Margaret (Bel Powley) gets drunk, has her drink spiked with Benzedrine and ends up making friends with the owner of a knocking shop. Meanwhile, Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon), gets lost on the buses and traipses around Soho while making eyes at an airman who's deserted.
He's using your place like a knocking shop! I understand you not staying at his because some parents are funny about that, but surely he doesn't have a curfew!
I don't quite understand why you're allowing him to use your house as his personal knocking shop.
"It may be a nice house inside but I wouldn't fancy living next door to a knocking shop."
'The hotel became notorious for being a bit of knocking shop in the 1970s and 80s,' revealed its director of communications Simon Willis.
Cannes is a cultural con, Emily.And sleazier than a TOWIE-themed Bangkok knocking shop with Edwina Currie as madame.
Slipping away from their two chaperones, Margaret (Bel Powley) gets drunk, has her drink spiked with Benzedrine and ends up making friends with the owner of a knocking shop. Meanwhile, Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon), gets lost on the buses and traipses around Soho while making eyes at an airman who's deserted.
To put it bluntly, this knocking shop features ladies of the night who are happy to parade in lingerie made of the national flags of participating teams.