big jab

big jab

n. a lethal injection used to carry out a death sentence. (Journalistic.) Nearly 59 prisoners got the big jab in Texas this year.
See also: big, jab
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He's got the right body, he takes his time in the ring with his big jab - he's got the package.
Same jobs, just Big jab cuts, new jobs; more efficient major job redesign Risk of Failure and Level of Disruption Low Higher
Bugner, commentating for Australian television, said: 'I thought Audley did fantastic when he came out of his shell and wasn't scared to start throwing the big jab.
Every time I slip, I have to counter swift and sharp and then make sure my head is not there for him to hit with his big jab.
Jackie Chan's First Strike'' is the Hong Kong action star's big jab at a Bond-style espionage adventure.
Clottey has a big jab, throws good combinations and is properly welterweight strong.
He turned it to his advantage, however, as he found the target a lot easier with big jabs and hooks which forced Dillingham to revert to type, but Brandon had found his range and the last two rounds saw him landing jabs and hooks at will.
Look who Wladimir has used over the years - Michael Sprott, Ola Afolabi - he has the usual sparring partners who turn up and take big jabs all night long, get their pay cheque and everyone is happy.