knock some sense into someone's head

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Definition of knock some sense into someone's head

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

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“Knock some sense into someone's head.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knock%20some%20sense%20into%20someone's%20head. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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