knock something into a cocked hat

knock something into a cocked hat
tv. o demolish a plan, a story, etc.
I knocked his plans into a cocked hat.
You’ve knocked everything into a cocked hat.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • knock something into a cocked hat — knock someone/something/into a cocked hat british phrase to be much better than someone or something Thesaurus: to be the best or better than someone elsesynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock something into a cocked hat — utterly defeat or outdo something. → cocked hat …   English new terms dictionary

  • knock someone into a cocked hat — knock someone/something/into a cocked hat british phrase to be much better than someone or something Thesaurus: to be the best or better than someone elsesynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock into a cocked hat — If you knock something or someone into a cocked hat, you are much better …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • knock into a cocked hat — phrasal 1. a. : to utterly demolish : ruin knocked all our plans into a cocked hat threatened to knock the industry into a cocked hat …   Useful english dictionary

  • cocked hat — noun a brimless triangular hat pointed at the front, back, and top. ↘historical a hat with a wide brim permanently turned up towards the crown. Phrases knock something into a cocked hat utterly defeat or outdo something …   English new terms dictionary

  • cocked hat — UK [ˌkɒkt ˈhæt] / US [ˌkɑkt ˈhæt] noun [countable] Word forms cocked hat : singular cocked hat plural cocked hats a hat with three sides and a brim (= bottom part) that is turned straight up, worn in the 18th century • knock someone/something… …   English dictionary

  • Knock into a cocked hat — destroy or overcome something completely …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • knock into a cocked hat — Australian Slang destroy or overcome something completely …   English dialects glossary

  • cocked hat — n BrE 1.) knock/beat sb/sth into a cocked hat to be a lot better than someone or something else ▪ My mother is such a good cook she knocks everybody else into a cocked hat. 2.) a hat with the edges turned up on three sides, worn in the past …   Dictionary of contemporary English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”