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English definition of “with (brass) knobs on”

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with (brass) knobs on

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If you describe something as a particular thing with knobs on, you mean it has similar qualities to that thing but they are more extreme: Disney World was like an ordinary amusement park with knobs on.
Translations of “with (brass) knobs on”
in Chinese (Traditional) 尤其突出, 還不止於此, 有過之而無不及…
in Chinese (Simplified) 尤其突出, 还不止于此, 有过之而无不及…
(Definition of with (brass) knobs on from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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