big jab

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big jab

slang A lethal injection of drugs, as administered to someone who has been sentenced to death. After the horrific crimes that guy's committed, he needs to get the big jab.
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big jab

n. a lethal injection used to carry out a death sentence. (Journalistic.) Nearly 59 prisoners got the big jab in Texas this year.
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Fired-up Chisora went for the throat from the first bell, throwing some big jabs, and it set the tone for a slugfest.
He turned it to his advantage, however, as he found the target a lot easier with big jabs and hooks which forced Dillingham to revert to type, but Brandon had found his range and the last two rounds saw him landing jabs and hooks at will."
"Look who Wladimir has used over the years - Michael Sprott, Ola Afolabi - he has the usual sparring partners who turn up and take big jabs all night long, get their pay cheque and everyone is happy.
Pritchard, strong behind big jabs and straight shots, stayed in the fight during the first round which ended with Ward 3-1 up, but the Geordie kid stepped on the accelerator in round two to open up a huge 13-3 gap.