land a punch

land a punch

1. To connect a punch with someone's body or face. The returning champion knocked his opponent out before he could land a single punch.
2. 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.
See also: land, punch

land a ˈblow, ˈpunch, etc.

succeed in hitting somebody/something: She landed a punch on his chin.
See also: land