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punch-drunk

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Other sports
punch-drunkˈpunch-drunk adjective 🔊 🔊 1 informalCONFUSED very confused, especially because you have had a lot of bad luck or have been treated badly2 DSOa boxer who is punch-drunk is suffering brain damage from being hit on the head
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punch-drunkBut how did that punch-drunk amateur do it?It has made teachers and parents punch-drunk and over-burdened.I just stood there like a punch-drunk boxer, taking the punishment she was handing out.Indeed, standing in his vest, his eyes closed, he was swaying like a punch-drunk boxer.Lewis's win provided more than cosmetic surgery to the battered, punch-drunk features of heavyweight boxing.They led Halifax 8-4 at half-time only to collapse, punch-drunk, to a 72-20 defeat.
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