Yesterday, I met a lecturer on the hallway and he asked me" Are you going to knock it out very soon, eh?"
I was kind of lost in my thought and didn't know the meaning of "knock it out", then I got back to my office and understood that he meant "Are you going to finish your thesis very soon?". I might have heard the news that I
am about to submit my thesis before Chirstmas. Therefore he used that expression. "knock it out", which means 'to finish something'.