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Knocked out by a false step, perhaps (4,6)


I believe the answer is:

fast asleep

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'knocked out' is the definition.
I don't know anything about this answer so I can't judge whether this works.

'a false step perhaps' is the wordplay.
'perhaps' is an anagram indicator.
'afalsestep' anagrammed gives 'FAST ASLEEP'.

'by' is the link.

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(Another definition for fast asleep that I've seen is " Slumbering soundly".)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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