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Sunday punch

1. slang A particularly heavy blow; a powerful punch able or intended to knock someone out. Creed connected a Sunday punch to Tyson's head early in the third round, sending him sprawling to the mat. She may look scrawny, but you don't want to be on the receiving end of one of her Sunday punches.
2. slang By extension, any maneuver, action, or remark that causes devastating harm to one's opponent. She dredged up her opponent's tax records during the debate, apparently convinced it was a Sunday punch that would bury him. The rebel forces were preparing to throw a Sunday punch at the fascists in command of the country.
See also: punch, Sunday

Sunday punch

n. a very solid and destructive blow; one’s best blow. Ralph aimed a Sunday punch at Frederick’s nose, but he missed and spun about, striking his elbow on the banister.
See also: punch, Sunday
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Dannie Martin, a convict at Lompoc Federal Penitentiary in central California, received national attention in 1986 when Peter Sussman, editor of the San Francisco Chronide's Sunday Punch section started running Martin's articles about AIDS and other issues of prison life, such as racism and poor health care.
Sunday Punch, a local weekly, reported on Tuesday on its Facebook page that Lim had supposedly died, quoting a "very reliable source.
A position recognised worldwide as undisputed champion and the millions of dollars that have gone with it, are living proof that McCall's Sunday punch was not all bad.
Martin, who has authored more than 50 pieces for the Chronicle's Sunday Punch section since 1986, got into trouble with federal prison officials in 1988, when he wrote about rising tensions and the possibility of a riot at a prison in Lompoc, Calif.
Sunday Punch editor Peter Sussman told E&P that the Chronicle will pursue the appeal despite Martin's release.
Martin, a freelance contributor to the Chronicle's Sunday Punch section, was placed in solitary confinement and transferred from Lompoc Penitentiary in California to Arizona after writing an article critical of Lompoc's warden.
He wrote to Thieriot: "While we remain very concerned about the publication of submissions by Dannie Martin in the Sunday Punch section and believe such publication violates the spirit of Judge Legges' [sic] decision, we believe publication in the news section is of greater concern in light of the decision.