on the knocker
- adj, advBritishgoing from door to door.Typically to sell something of dubious worth or to per-suade the gullible to part with items such as antiques for less than their true value. A non-regional working-class term.
Contemporary slang . 2014.
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on the knocker — I. On the knocker (UK) If someone is on the knocker, they are going from house to house trying to buy or sell things or get support. II. On the knocker (AU) If you do something on the knocker, you do it immediately or promptly … The small dictionary of idiomes
On the knocker — 1. at the right time, punctual: He was there on the knocker ; 2. immediately; on demand: cash on the knocker … Dictionary of Australian slang
on the knocker — Australian Slang 1. at the right time, punctual: He was there on the knocker ; 2. immediately; on demand: cash on the knocker … English dialects glossary
on the knocker — ► on the knocker informal 1) Brit. going from door to door. 2) Austral./NZ (of payment) immediately. Main Entry: ↑knocker … English terms dictionary
on the knocker — 1. On credit (slang) 2. Immediately, on the nail (Aust sl) • • • Main Entry: ↑knock … Useful english dictionary
on the knocker — informal 1》 Brit. going from door to door. 2》 Austral./NZ (with reference to payment) without delay; immediately. → knocker … English new terms dictionary
oil the knocker — Tip the porter … A concise dictionary of English slang
up to the knocker — phrasal slang Britain 1. : up to par didn t feel up to the knocker 2. : up to the fullest or best possible extent or degree was prepared up to the knocker * * * up to the knocker (obs sl) Up to the required standard of excellence or fashion … Useful english dictionary
knocker — ► NOUN 1) an object hinged to a door and rapped by visitors to attract attention. 2) informal a person who buys or sells from door to door. 3) informal a person who continually finds fault. 4) (knockers) informal a woman s breasts. ● on the… … English terms dictionary
knocker — knock er, n. 1. One who, or that which, knocks; specifically, an instrument, or kind of hammer, fastened to a door, to be used in seeking for admittance. [1913 Webster] Shut, shut the door, good John ! fatigued, I said; Tie up the knocker; say I… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English