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knock something down

verb phrase

To sell something at auction: I'll knock it down to you for three bucks

[1760+; probably fr the gavel blow given by an auctioneer to signal and conclude a sale]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • If he fails to knock something down the first time, he may have another turn.

    Games for Everybody May C. Hofmann

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