an act or instance of knocking off.
an unlicensed copy of something, especially fashion clothing, intended to be sold at a lower price than the original.
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How to use knockoff in a sentence
There was a sense of shared recognition that scaling something that is new for the market that is really special and new, not not just another knockoff … It’s difficult and there’s going to be a lot of failure and it’s gonna be a lot of frustration.Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown on a Plant-Based Future, Climate Change and Returning to the Office | Eben Shapiro | July 11, 2021 | Time
A year of watching theater online had left me feeling as if I had been forever condemned to crave my favorite brand and had to settle for a 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
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
I blogged earlier about The knockoff Economy, and today the authors are talking about cookbooks.
British Dictionary definitions for knock off
(intr, also preposition) informal to finish work: we knocked off an hour early
(tr) informal to make or do hastily or easily: to knock off a novel in a week
(tr; also preposition) informal to reduce the price of (an article) by (a stated amount)
(tr) slang to kill
(tr) slang to rob or steal: to knock off a bank; to knock off a watch
(tr) slang to stop doing something, used as a command: knock it off!
(tr) slang to have sexual intercourse with; to seduce
an illegal imitation of a well-known product
(as modifier): knockoff watches
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Other 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.
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