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knock spots off somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishknock spots off somebody/somethingknock spots off somebody/somethingBritish English spokenBETTER to be much better than someone or something The new computer system knocks spots off the old one. knock
Examples from the Corpus
knock spots off somebody/somethingIt certainly knocks spots off anything attempted by the newly-Thatcherising Conservatives in the run-up to the 1979 election.
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