knock/take the stuffing out of sb/sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “knock/take the stuffing out of sb/sth” in the English Dictionary

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knock/take the stuffing out of sb/sth

informal to make someone or something ​become very ​weak: Her ​illness has really ​knocked the stuffing out of her.
(Definition of knock/take the stuffing out of sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “knock/take the stuffing out of sb/sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 严重削弱,使元气大伤…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嚴重削弱,使元氣大傷…
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