the knock against
- his worst fault, his main problem
Phil is a great teacher. The only knock against him is his temper.
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knock against — See the knock against … English idioms
knock against — verb collide violently with an obstacle (Freq. 1) I ran into the telephone pole • Syn: ↑run into, ↑bump into, ↑jar against, ↑butt against • Hypernyms: ↑hit, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
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