Monday, July 4, 2011

Knock it off!

“Knock it off!” is used to tell someone to stop doing something that is annoying or irritating you. The tone of your voice can range from friendly to angry. It is a friendlier or less confrontational way of telling someone to stop.

1. When my brother and sisters and I were kids and we misbehaved while my mother was driving, she used to stop the car, turn around, and say to us, “If you don’t knock it off I’m going to leave you here and you can walk home!”

2. Sometimes my neighbor in the apartment next to us sleeps in his hammock… and late at night I can hear the metal hook squeaking through the wall as he swings back and forth. I want to shout to him, “Knock it off!”, but he wouldn’t hear me if I did.

3. Don’t you just want to tell some people who send hundreds of tweets every day to knock it off?

4. When I joke around in public and make funny noises my wife sometimes tells me to knock it off.

5. When someone “kills a song” by playing it over and over all day long, depending on who it is, you can tell them to knock it off or ask them to play something else.

1 comment :

  1. Don't tell me to knock it off... you knock it off!