don't knock it until you've tried it

Definition of don't knock it until you've tried it

used to tell a person that he or she should try something before criticizing it

Word by Word Definitions

don't play
  1. : do not

  2. : does not

  1. : a command or entreaty not to do something

knock play
  1. : to strike something with a sharp blow

  2. : to collide with something

  3. : bustle

  1. : a sharp blow : rap, hit

  2. : a severe misfortune or hardship

  3. : setback, reversal

until play
  1. : to

  2. used as a function word to indicate continuance (as of an action or condition) to a specified time

  3. : before

  1. : up to the time that : up to such time as

you've play
  1. : you have

tried play
  1. : found good, faithful, or trustworthy through experience or testing

  2. : subjected to trials or distress


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