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.
See also: knock, shop
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This is Liverpool we're talking about, one of the great dirty knocking shops of the world.
The knocking shops of Hillbrow, near Ellis Park, appear to have been rocking and rolling since the tournament kicked off a fortnight ago today.
Back in Britain Jean and Shirley delivered a petition calling for legalised knocking shops to 10 Downing Street.
So, for what feels like an eternity, Michael follows Catherine around knocking shops and murder scenes attempting to solve the mystery.
We were told to stay away from all the knocking shops - a bit like asking a young lad to spend three weeks in a chocolate factory without sampling the produce - to beware of prostitutes and to limit ourselves to watching what goes on.
Wrinkly wisdom was also behind a Women's Institute campaign to legalise our knocking shops as featured in AWI Lady's Guide to Brothels.
SHAMELESS hookers are flashing their knickers at the law by setting up their knocking shops next door to police stations, scripture groups and even a church.
What they don't expect is that the person they've put their trust in will be swanning around London's knocking shops, picking fit young totty out of a line-up (which Betts did) and then taking them upstairs for a good seeing-to at seventy quid a time.
General Sir Michael Walker, Britain's top soldier, said: "We're not setting up knocking shops.
He's knocked in goals for England and visited knocking shops.
At night they are being turned into makeshift knocking shops.