knocking-shop


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knocking-shop

n
Brit a slang word for brothel
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knocking-shop

[ˈnɒkɪŋʃɒp] Ncasa f de putas
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They want to turn Britain into the world's biggest knocking-shop, seducing anyone with wealth to have us any way they want, so long as they leave a good tip on the bedside table on the way out.
The "idea" is that knocking-shop Nikki tries her hand at a few jobs that are a bit more morally upstanding.
Knock lives on, both in British knocking-shop and American knock-up, the latter famously validating Wilde's dictum of two countries separated by the same language.
Because Knocking-Shop Crescent sounds slightly less ridiculous.
And, in recent times, China has actually connived at turning the capital Lhasa - once known as the Forbidden City - into a seedy knocking-shop, servicing its imported workers and soldiers.
Interviewing women to be hostesses on a "knocking-shop" jet