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Origin of knockoff
Words nearby knockoff
Example sentences from the Web for knockoff
The aging, yellow brick residential Portsmouth Hotel sits among knockoff watch dealers here, while a block away, a giant construction crane hoists materials skyward for new luxury apartments.Are California Oil Companies Complying With the Law? Even Regulators Often Don’t Know.|by Janet Wilson, The Desert Sun|March 22, 2021|ProPublica
Chick-fil-AThe fast food chicken sandwich that launched a thousand knockoffs was an early favorite, “politics aside,” as Aaron said.Where does the new McDonald’s chicken sandwich rank? Turns out, the Arches fall flat.|Emily Heil|February 25, 2021|Washington Post
The market is saturated with knockoffs, and that particular style doesn’t feel special anymore.The hottest decorating trends for 2021 aren’t trendy at all — and that’s the point|Elizabeth Mayhew|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
The fashion retail world today, where a knockoff designer bag is available for $20, only fuels this unsustainable consumerism.The TIME 2030 Committee Offers 8 Solutions for a More Equitable and Sustainable Future|TIME Staff|January 22, 2021|Time
If you think you recognize it but didn’t know its name, that’s because knockoffs have appeared everywhere from Pendleton’s look-alike worn by the Dude in “The Big Lebowski” to the Hudson Bay Company’s 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics clothing.Sweater weather transports this writer to places like Scotland, Ireland and Norway|Karen Gardiner|December 17, 2020|Washington Post
But one former company insider says knockoff screws were mixed in with real ones.
And it is nearly impossible to trace each knockoff to each patient or to confirm how many were affected.
The money they spent on researching, designing, and marketing their goods is lost to a cheaper knockoff.
In both word and deed, pro football serves as a culturally sanctioned knockoff of the military.Richie Incognito and the NFL's Nasty Warrior Culture|Robert Silverman|February 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I blogged earlier about The Knockoff Economy, and today the authors are talking about cookbooks.
British Dictionary definitions for knockoff
verb (mainly adverb)
- an illegal imitation of a well-known product
- (as modifier)knockoff watches
Idioms and Phrases with knockoff
Take a break or rest from, stop, especially quit working. For example, He knocked off work at noon, or Let's knock off at five o'clock. [Colloquial; mid-1600s] Also see knock it off.
Also, knock out. Dispose of or produce easily or hastily, finish, as in A writer of detective novels, he knocks off a book a year, or We can knock out a rough drawing in a few minutes. The first colloquial usage dates from the early 1800s, the variant from the mid-1800s.
Get rid of, reduce, as in She knocked off twelve pounds in a month, or They knocked off one-third of the original price. [Colloquial; early 1800s]
Kill, murder, as in They decided to knock off the old lady. [Slang; early 1900s] Also see knock someone's block off.
Copy or imitate, especially without permission, as in They are knocking off designer Swiss watches and selling them for a few dollars. [Colloquial; late 1800s]
Hold up, rob, as in The gang knocked off two liquor stores in half an hour. [Slang; early 1900s] Also see knock the socks off.