knock it off v.
1. to stop doing something.
|Tom Brown at Oxford (1880) 97: It’s very plucky of him, but I do think he’s a great fool not to knock it off now till he has passed.|
|Autobiog. of a Thief 330: The supply was soon exhausted, and I saw that the only thing to do was to knock it off entirely.|
|Long Good-Bye 149: ‘Look,’ I said. ‘Shove it. Knock it off. They’re no different from anybody else.’.|
|Howard Street 39: ‘Awright now,’ Bill commanded, ‘y’all bitches knock it off.’.|
|(con. 1960s) Black Gangster (1991) 34: ‘Knock it off,’ Prince interrupted.|
|(con. 1965) Bloods (1985) 3: Better knock that shit off, boy.|
|Tarantino & Avery Pulp Fiction [film script] 26: I’d knock that shit off if I was you.|
|A Steady Rain I i: Will you effing knock it off, Denny!?|
2. to complete or dispose of something easily or quickly.
|Trainspotting 175: The Rent Boy knocks it oaf!|
3. see knock off v. (2c)