Posted by DemiWing on February 19, 2003
In Reply to: "Knock you into Next Week" posted by R. Berg on February 19, 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."
As in ...I'll hit you so hard you go forward in time.