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Strong Words: Knock a Thing Down

To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight of the blood.�??George Santayana

I don’t get it.
This is due to the fact that english is not my native language.

[quote]Erasmus wrote:
To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight of the blood.�??George Santayana

I don’t get it.
This is due to the fact that english is not my native language.
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think he’s saying that he takes great pleasure in ‘knocking down’ people/thinks that think they are better than they actually are.