knock out of the box
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- (baseball) To cause a pitcher to be replaced by heavy hitting.
- (idiomatic) To cause something to be replaced by something else.
- (cause something to be replaced by something else): oust
- 2002: 'Odd the way the immediate concerns about a dying marriage can knock worries about torture and murder and mysterious chess pieces right out of the box' — in The Emperor of Ocean Park by Stephen L. Carter