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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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They may not have set the music world alight since they appeared on the scene, but they certainly know how to put on a live performance - engaging with the crowd and delivering a catchy, punchy set which left the audience hungry for more.
A delicate perfumed mouth feel of raspberry and red currants with good punchy acidity that gives the wine its backbone.
As amalgams of allusion and technique they would strain under their own ponderousness were it not for Tyson's cheekily punchy colors (often forming near-monochromatic single- or double-hued grounds of unspecific place and allusion) and perverse genetic mutations.
You can drizzle it on pizza, incorporate it into a salad dressing or use it for a punchy stir-fry
The characters are interesting, the dialog punchy, and the plot, even when most improbable, has all the speed, twists and turns of a slalom.
Several critics have noticed Michelle already, including Rachel Howard, who wrote about the San Francisco Jazz Festival and said of Dorrance, "Michelle Dorrance draws the eye with her punchy energy and more exuberant use of the torso.
It's a laugh-out-loud book by a talented author who manages punchy and funny lines throughout.
Martin Pipe and Timmy Murphy teamed up to land a double with for Punchy and Vodka Bleu.
When the band finally erupts with "Equus," the punchy rocker that closes the album, the sense of release is palpable.
Bright, punchy and playful in certain psychedelic decades, more refined and demure when the times were as well.
About a dozen friends and neighbors met, came up with the punchy acronym POP (Protect Our Privacy), decided to petition for a binding referendum to reverse the legislators' action, and set out to collect signatures to put the issue on the ballot.
Again, the difference is this author's punchy style and analysis which hold interest.
Passion Punch includes a palette of such fruit-inspired shades as punchy peach, tangerine twist and apricot mist.
If anything, Stories finds her songwriting mature, punchy, melodic, dramatic -- all rendered in a fullbutt, all-out, pinball-tilt frenzy.