Posted by ESC on February 18, 2003
In Reply to: Origin of "Knock you into Next Week" posted by TheFallen on February 18, 2003
: : It is an old expression and I would be curious
: : to know where it comes from.
: : Does anybody know?
: : The usage:
: : He made her
angry and she said, "If you don't
: : do what I say I will knock you into next week!"
: I think it comes from the implication that you'll hit someone so hard as to render them unconscious until some time next week.
It's figurative. Along the lines of something Muhammad Ali (I think) said: I'm going to hit you so hard your relatives back in Africa will feel it.