knock something off

knock something off
1. tv. to manufacture or make something, especially in haste. (See also knock something together.)
I’ll see if I can knock another one off before lunch. CD They knocked off four window frames in an hour.
3. tv. to lower the price of something; to knock off some dollars or cents from the price of something.
The store manager knocked 30 percent off the price of the coat.
Can’t you knock something off on this damaged item?

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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