Definition of 'knockabout'
Example sentences containing 'knockabout'
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Voters dislike intensely political knockabout in which each side is simply intent on blaming the other.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The lightness of touch he has always been able to give us when he speaks to camera can shift effortlessly into knockabout humour.Times, Sunday Times (2016) The Sun (2008)
Otherwise, it is fun knockabout stuff.Times, Sunday Times (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2007)
It was brilliant knockabout stuff.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
This is good political knockabout.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
There is, of course, more to it than its knockabout surface humour.Times, Sunday Times (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Remember that we're not talking the stuff of PMQs knockabout on whether to spend a bit more and cut deficits a bit less.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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