knocking shop (plural knocking shops)
- (chiefly Britain, slang) Brothel.
- 1945, Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited, "Epilogue":
- Always reminds me of one of the costlier knocking-shops, you know—"Maison Japonaise".
- 1990, House of Cards, Season 1, Episode 1:
- Bloody nonsense, "All come together"... Sounds like the motto of a knocking shop in Marrakesh.