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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IT would not be the last knockings of the transfer window without a final flourish from Daniel Levy.
Instead they had to wait until the very last knockings to break the windows of that bus parked in front of the Clarets goal.
And when a low ball driven in from the right evaded everyone during the last knockings, Ben Jackson was on hand to rifle high into the net following Harrison's red card.
It was to prove the last knockings for coach Allister Coetzee, but his successor Rassie Erasmus has made a huge impact just eight months into the job, with the Springboks beating New Zealand, England (twice), Australia, France and Scotland this year.
At last knockings, one of the rods almost ripped into the water as a big Barbel shot off and didn't stop until it snapped the hook, broke our spirit and sent us packing.
Seeing the last knockings of Jarrow Roofing's existence brought a contrasting emotion.
When a refreshed Oviedo came on to join him for the last knockings, it was Matthews who was trusted with the deeper role as Sunderland defended for their lives.
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.
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.
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.