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knock something into a cocked hat

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knock something into a cocked hat

verb phrase

To demolish, esp to disprove, invalidate, or show the falsity of a statement, plea, etc: This knocks our whole case into a cocked hat

[1833+; literally ''flatten,'' since a naval officer's cocked hat could be flattened]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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