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knock sb back (sth)

UK informal
phrasal verb with knock uk   /nɒk/  us   /nɑːk/ verb
to cost someone a large amount of money: I bet that computer knocked you back several hundred.
Translations of “knock sb back (sth)”
in Chinese (Traditional) 讓(某人)花費(一大筆錢)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 让(某人)花费(一大笔钱)…
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