Meaning of “knocking shop” in the English Dictionary

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"knocking shop" in British English

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knocking shopnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈnɒk.ɪŋ ˌʃɒp/ us /ˈnɑː.kɪŋ ˌʃɑːp/ UK

humorous for brothel

(Definition of “knocking shop” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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