Go the knuckle

Go the knuckle
fight, especially with the fists

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • near the knuckle — phrasal 1. : near the permitted, accepted, or tolerable limit of what can be said or done: as a. : verging on the border line between decency and indecency jokes that were embarrassingly near the knuckle b. : verging on what is offensive or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • near the knuckle — If something is near the knuckle, it is bit explicit or too close to the truth for comfort …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • near the knuckle — ► near the knuckle Brit. informal verging on being indecent or offensive. Main Entry: ↑knuckle …   English terms dictionary

  • near the knuckle — adjective Risqué, sexual, suggestive of impropriety. So near the knuckle, I wonder they got past the censor …   Wiktionary

  • to the knuckle —    devoid of resources    All the meat has gone:     It s to the knuckle. It s not MGM or anything. There s no money. (Bogarde, 1983) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • be near the knuckle — British, informal if a joke or a remark is near the knuckle, it is about sex in a way that some people find offensive. Some of his jokes were a bit near the knuckle and, unfortunately, I was watching the show with my parents …   New idioms dictionary

  • near the knuckle Brit. — near the knuckle Brit. informal verging on the indecent or offensive. → knuckle …   English new terms dictionary

  • near the knuckle —  See knuckle, near the …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • go the knuckle — Australian Slang fight, especially with the fists …   English dialects glossary

  • Knuckle — Knuc kle, n. [OE. knokel, knokil, AS. cuncel; akin to D. knokkel, OFries. knokele, knokle, G. kn[ o]chel, Sw. knoge, Dan. knokkel, G. knochen bone, and perh. to E. knock.] 1. The joint of a finger, particularly when made prominent by the closing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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