land a punch

land a punch

1. To be successful in one's attempt to punch someone (as opposed to trying to punch and missing). The returning champion knocked his opponent out before he could land a single punch.
2. By extension, to successfully make a point that proves or supports one's argument. During the debate, she landed a number of punches by hammering on her opponent's questionable connections to offshore tax havens.
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land a ˈblow, ˈpunch, etc.

succeed in hitting somebody/something: She landed a punch on his chin.
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Diaz had a moment in which he showed he can get inside and land a punch. Not much to report in the round other than Crawford did a better job controlling the pace.