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Knuckle Down

What Does "Knuckle Down" Mean?

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"Knuckle down" is an English idiom. It means "to start working or studying hard."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "knuckle down" used in a sentence:
  • If I'm going to pass this exam, I need to knuckle down and study.
  • He decided to knuckle down and finish the project ahead of schedule.
  • It's time to knuckle down and prepare for the presentation.
meaning for knuckle down

What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Knuckle Down" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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