knock spots off

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of knock spots off

British, informal
:to be much better than (someone or something)
  • They knock spots off the competition.

Word by Word Definitions

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

spot play spots
  1. : a taint on character or reputation : fault

  2. : a small area visibly different (as in color, finish, or material) from the surrounding area

  3. : an area marred or marked (as by dirt)

  1. : to stain the character or reputation of : disgrace

  2. : to mark in or with a spot : stain

  3. : to locate or identify by a spot

  1. : being, originating, or done on the spot or in or for a particular spot

  2. : available for immediate delivery after sale

  3. : paid out upon delivery

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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