knock out of the box

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Verb[edit]

knock out of the box

  1. (baseball) To cause a pitcher to be replaced by heavy hitting.
  2. (idiomatic) To cause something to be replaced by something else.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (cause something to be replaced by something else): oust

Quotations[edit]

  • 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

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