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Knuckle under   Listen
knuckle under  v. i.  To yield; to submit; usually used with to.

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"Knuckle under" Quotes from Famous Books

... to have put off our dinner. But I knew that Norah wouldn't hear of it; all the more if Reggie was going to make it awkward. You don't suppose one Thesiger was going to knuckle under to another. It wasn't their way. They were loyal to the last degree, but loyalty was another matter. And if it came to that she was loyal ...
— The Belfry • May Sinclair

... note. "A little more of this," he would go on, "and I'll close my account. As it is, I think I will remove my patronage to a firm which will treat me civilly. Why, sir, I've never heard anything like it in all my experience." Upon which the man would knuckle under and go away forgiven, with a large order ...
— Love Among the Chickens - A Story of the Haps and Mishaps on an English Chicken Farm • P. G. Wodehouse

Words linked to "Knuckle under" :   defer, accept, yield, succumb, consent, give in, go for

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