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A punch in the mouth. If you keep mocking me, you're going to get a knuckle sandwich!
Inf. a punch. (*Typically: ask for ~; get ~; give someone ~; want ~.) A: Nyah! Your mother smokes cigars! B: You want a knuckle sandwich?
n. a blow struck in the teeth or mouth. How would you like a knuckle sandwich?
A punch in the mouth. Associated with urban street toughs, the phrase was common in “Dead End” and “Bowery Boys” movies where the threat of being served a meal of someone's fist was all part of the characters' bravado.
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Yet the pro wrestlers seem to be able to gobble up a tray full of knuckle sandwiches
and you won't see a drip of claret anywhere.
CASTAIC -- Tanya Hilario got her fair share of wet willies and knuckle sandwiches
growing up in a house full of boys.
It has been less than a week since OSU's Sun Bowl victory, but coach Mike Riley is well on his way to writing a new chapter despite the unforgettable performance of his 2006 team that refused to knuckle under despite consuming a couple of early knuckle sandwiches
SOCCER hardman Vinnie Jones tried to feed TV chef Ainsley Harriott one of his famous knuckle sandwiches
whenhis team lost in the Celebrity Ready Steady Cook series.