with knobs on


with knobs on
adverb
: in an especially eminent manner : to an especially notable degree

anglophile though the first three pictures were, the new one is more so with knobs onNewsweek

whatever problem a town can have … we have it — with knobs on — Sam Pollock

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with (brass) knobs on
Brit., informal and something more

it's evocative, with knobs on

Origin:
with allusion to the addition of decorative knobs to an object as an embellishment

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with knobs on
Brit informal : with extra things added

The movie is just an ordinary thriller with knobs on.

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Main Entry:knob

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with ˈknobs on idiom
(BrE, slang) used to say that sth is a more complicated version of what you mention

It isn't art— it's just a horror movie with knobs on!

Main entry:knobidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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