punchy

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punch-drunk

and punchy
mod. unstable; stupid acting; bewildered. (From a term describing a boxer suffering from brain damage.) I feel sort of punch-drunk after a roller coaster ride.

punchy

verb
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Her brassy style is said to endear her to audiences, and her performance is punchily confident, owing more than a nod to the old-fashioned Northern club circuit.
Liverpool started punchily, Houllier's two-team policy giving no time for such luxury as players playing their way into the game.
He handled his bowlers well and then batted punchily to make 46 from 63 balls and add 53 in 12 overs with Stewart.
I wanted to correct this version of red-baiting, by showing the true process of radicalization, or, to put it more punchily, what drove them to it.
Starcraft's Australian owner Paul Makin, bidding through Grant Pritchard-Gordon, punchily kicked off the bidding at 300,000gns but turned his back on auctioneer John O'Kelly 250,000gns later, leaving agent Brian Grassick to fight out the final stages with O'Byrne, standing in the sale ring entrance with Paul Shanahan.