Meaning of “knock (some) sense into sb” in the English Dictionary

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"knock (some) sense into sb" in British English

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knock (some) sense into sb


to forcefully teach someone not to be silly:

A couple of years in the army will knock some sense into him.

(Definition of “knock (some) sense into sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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