land a blow


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land a blow

1. To connect a punch with someone's body or face. The returning champion knocked his opponent out before he could land a single blow.
2. To successfully make a point that proves or supports one's argument. During the debate, she landed a number of blows by hammering on her opponent's questionable connections to offshore tax havens.
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land a blow

 
1. Lit. to strike someone. He kept moving, and I found it almost impossible to land a blow. The boxer landed a blow to the face of his opponent.
2. Fig. to make a point. I think I really landed a blow with that remark about extortion. The point about justice landed a blow.
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land a ˈblow, ˈpunch, etc.

succeed in hitting somebody/something: She landed a punch on his chin.
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land a blow

1. tv. to strike someone. He kept moving, and I found it almost impossible to land a blow.
2. tv. to make a point. I think I really landed a blow with that remark about extortion.
See also: blow, land