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"Knock you into Next Week"

Posted by R. Berg on February 19, 2003

In Reply to: Origin of "Knock you into Next Week" posted by ESC 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.

Sometimes heard in the form "knock you into the middle of next week."