punch-drunk


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punch-drunk

1. Disoriented, confused, or unable to concentrate as a result of one or more heavy blows to the head; suffering the effects of a concussion. Said especially of boxers. That boxer was punch-drunk after being knocked out in the ring—he couldn't even remember his name! You could tell the retired fighter was a bit punch-drunk after taking so many hits over the years.
2. Exhausted or fatigued to the point of disorientation or incoherent thought. I'm feeling a bit punch-drunk after studying for exams for two days straight. Of course he's punch-drunk—he's been driving for 12 hours straight!

punch-drunk

and punchy
mod. unstable; stupid acting; bewildered. (From a term describing a boxer suffering from brain damage.) I feel sort of punch-drunk after a roller coaster ride.
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