take the stuffing out of

knock (or take) the stuffing out of informal severely damage the confidence or strength of.
Main Entry: stuffing

English terms dictionary. 2015.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • knock (or take) the stuffing out of — informal severely impair the confidence or strength of. → stuffing …   English new terms dictionary

  • knock the stuffing out of — (informal) DEVASTATE, shatter, crush, shock; informal knock sideways; Brit. informal knock for six. → stuffing * * * knock the stuffing out of To reduce (an opponent) to helplessness • • • Main En …   Useful english dictionary

  • knock the stuffing out of — ► knock (or take) the stuffing out of informal severely damage the confidence or strength of. Main Entry: ↑stuffing …   English terms dictionary

  • stuffing — ► NOUN 1) a mixture used to stuff poultry or meat before cooking. 2) padding used to stuff cushions, furniture, or soft toys. ● knock (or take) the stuffing out of Cf. ↑take the stuffing out of …   English terms dictionary

  • stuffing — n. 1 padding used to stuff cushions etc. 2 a mixture used to stuff poultry etc., esp. before cooking. Phrases and idioms: knock (or take) the stuffing out of colloq. make feeble or weak; defeat. stuffing box a box packed with material, to allow… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stuffing — noun 1》 a mixture used to stuff poultry or meat before cooking. 2》 padding used to stuff cushions, furniture, or soft toys. 3》 informal a heavy defeat in sport. Phrases knock (or take) the stuffing out of informal severely impair the confidence… …   English new terms dictionary

  • The Library Policeman — is a novella by author Stephen King. It is the third story in his anthology series, Four Past Midnight . It tells of Sam Peebles and his battle against an age old fear.Plot summarySam Peebles is a realtor and insurance salesman in Junction City,… …   Wikipedia

  • The Thirteen Problems — infobox Book | name = The Thirteen Problems title orig = translator = image caption = Dust jacket illustration of the first UK edition author = Agatha Christie cover artist = Not known country = United Kingdom language = English series = genre =… …   Wikipedia

  • The Homecoming (The O.C. episode) — Infobox Television episode Colour = #ffaa44 Series = The O.C. Title = The Homecoming Season = 1 (2003 2004) Caption = This isn t awkward at all Episode = 11 Airdate = November 19, 2003 (FOX) Writer = Josh Schwartz Brian Oh Director = Keith… …   Wikipedia

  • The Last Puritan — The Last Puritan: A Memoir in the Form of a Novel was written by the American philosopher George Santayana. The novel is set largely in the fictional town of Great Falls, Connecticut; Boston; and England, in and around Oxford. It relates the life …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.