knock (some) sense into sb

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knock (some) sense into sb [idiom]

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

knock some sense into somebody

knock/talk some ˈsense into sb idiom

to try and persuade sb to stop behaving in a stupid way, sometimes using rough or violent methods

• Try and talk some sense into her before she makes the wrong decision. 

• Where would I be without you to knock some sense into my head? 

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

knock (some) sense into sb

knock (some) sense into sb INFORMAL
to forcefully teach someone not to be foolish:
A couple of years in the army will knock some sense into him.