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tick-tock (1)

noun compound, onomatopoeia
a knockout punch to the head
 
Playing off the term "putting someone to sleep," which is characterized with knocking someone out with a blow. A tick-tock thus signifies that it is someone's "bedtime" and the attacker is going to put that someone "to sleep" The sound of a clock ticking and a punch are also similar.
Etymology : compound formed form roots tick and tock
Source : "Is it your bedtime already, because I can give you a tick-tock." (Conversation, 2011)
Last modified: 2 December 2011


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