knock heads


US, informal
: to argue or disagree
The two of them knocked heads soon after they started working together.
: to use angry or forceful methods to control or punish people
I am going in there and knock some heads if they don't start behaving.
often + together
I am going to go in there and knock their heads together if they don't start behaving.

Examples of knock heads in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gilligan is a behind-the-scenes details man; Johnson is the dreamer; Boardman is the person who can knock heads together to get things done. Carlton Reid, Forbes, 21 Jan. 2022 As a result, instead of WIMPily flowing past their fellow particles, SIMPs would knock heads and bounce off one another like billiard balls. Adam Hadhazy, Discover Magazine, 15 Nov. 2019

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“Knock heads.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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