Posted by Steve E on December 05, 2005
In Reply to: 'knock into tomorrow' posted by Victoria S Dennis on December 04, 2005
: : : What does the phrase 'knock into tomorrow' mean? ('I wasn't the one who knocked him into tomorrow')
: : Hit someone (in a boxing match, for example) so hard that they lose consciousness until the next day. (Can be a slang exaggeration, of course, meaning to knock someone out.)
: I've never heard "knock into tomorrow", but it is tame compared with "knock someone into the middle of next week", which has been current since the 19th century. (VSD)
I, too, have heard the phrase in the US: "I will knock you into the middle of next week."