last knockings

last knockings

(ˈnɒkɪŋz)
pl n
informal the final stage of a period or activity: the last knockings of his football career.
[C20: originally referring to the final payment made to a temporary worker]
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Why do Newcastle find themselves going into the last knockings of the transfer window having opted against spending money?
Barry Douglas brushed the side netting after Costa had been upended by Webster and Neves dropped a beautiful ball for Romain Saiss to nod wide when perfectly placed during the last knockings.
Grabban offered a chink of light, scoring in the last knockings of the first half for the third game running.
We were there during the last knockings of the summer season but the fast-track passes provided still came in very handy for avoiding the lengthy lines of people at most rides and are definitely worth investing in if you don't have the patience to queue, with the park staying pretty busy even in winter, not surprising when you see the Christmas festivities on offer.
Youngs, on for Care, made Watson's score with a neat chip through to put England 25-18 up and Farrell's double strike at the last knockings sealed the deal.
MIDDLESBROUGH AUGUST Bank Holiday is a celebration of the last knockings of summer, with music festivities sprouting all over the place.
Last knockings for winter include Long-tailed Ducks on Anglesey's Inland Sea, Scaup on Rhyl's Brickworks Pond Rand a Great Grey Shrike at World's End.
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW C4 1AM Last knockings for the panto season.
Least accurate news report The BBC has enough to worry about without being reminded of this, but their viewers were subjected to a distressing item of breaking news when, in the last knockings of the Grand National day broadcast, they were told that Frankel had been retired.
6 JONATHAN DAVIES A constant midfield threat whose try-saving tackle at the last knockings saved the day for Wales and ensured them the victory at Twickenham.
Instead, they continued right up to their last knockings to squander money we didn't have.
No such luck until the last knockings when the match exploded into life.