knock some sense into someone

idiom

Definition of knock some sense into someone

informal
: to cause someone to stop thinking or behaving foolishly I tried to knock some sense into the boy, but he just wouldn't see reason.

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“Knock some sense into someone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knock%20some%20sense%20into%20someone. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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