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DYK: Knuckle under comes from the 18th century – here is where the phrase came from

DYK: Did you know? Knuckle under means to give way or submit. The word knuckle in the 18th century,  was used used to mean ‘acknowledge oneself beaten; submit to another’s authority’ Dyche and Pardon, in their A dictionary of all the words commonly us’d in the English tongue, 1740, defined ‘knuckle’ like this: “Knuckle or knuckle down: […]