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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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the part of the outfield where the sun and the wind play tricks with the ball and the walls and the fans contribute to the 'terror'" (126), Sunday punch: "To attack someone or something with your biggest 'weapons.' Source: BOXING.
Seeing the Sunday Punch staff on the tarmac, as we called it, I asked: 'What are these ones doing here?
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.
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.
"Two years, 20 pieces - all of a sudden he writes one criticizing the warden and two days later he's in the hole," said Chronicle Sunday Punch editor Peter Sussman, who frequently published Martin's work.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Chairman of INEC, Rotimi Oyekanmi, in an interview with SUNDAY PUNCH, said with the assistance of security agencies, 'elections would be conducted in all states across the country.'
Because of greed, insensitivity by military commanders in charge of Federal ill-equipped troops sent on a suicide mission to confront deadly and vicious Boko Haram insurgents who daily kill our soldiers 'like rats' and a FG always in denial of the true position of goings-on, one cannot but agree with the summation of Sonola Olumhense, The PUNCH's syndicated columnist, on why he often criticises Buhari (Sunday Punch, December 9, 2018).
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., where he was then held.
Sunday Punch editor Peter Sussman calls the ruling "stunning and incredible." He says the bureau now can punish an inmate for how the media uses the inmate's contribution.
The Vice-Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, told SUNDAY PUNCH on Friday that the upper legislative chamber would commence the probe as soon as the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee concluded its own investigation.
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.
This was stated as a response to SUNDAY PUNCH's request for information on whether Abubakar is wanted in the US in connection with any issue of money laundering.
The Crescent University Abeokuta [CUAB] the peak of the educational establishments of the Olori Omo Oba of Owu Kingdom is today one leading private university in Nigeria with its excellent stride as 'citadel of moral and academic excellence' emphasized the Sunday Punch.