"I decided to help a group 'hang door knockers against' animal testing." What does the phrase in '...' mean?

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  • Dave
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    6 years ago
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    First, 'door knockers' here is very informal (and not very accurate). Those would be some kind of printed paper that has a message against, or protesting, the testing of animals (or the testing of something -- like a drug -- when used on animals for experimental purposes). So these things are not really door knockers at all, but a paper message that is meant to fit OVER a door knocker, so that you can just walk to somebody's front porch, and hang the animal-testing-protest message ON the front door -- where it will be noticed by whoever lives there, the next time they enter the house or apartment, etc.

    Source(s): native AmE
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