be punch-drunk

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be punch-drunk

1. Of a boxer, to be disoriented from a particularly heavy punch or too many blows to the head. That boxer was punch-drunk after being knocked out in the ring—he couldn't even remember his name!
2. To be disoriented from exhaustion. I'm punch-drunk after taking exams all week long. Of course he's punch-drunk—he's been driving for 12 hours straight!
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West Brom were punchdrunk by the time Malouda added the sixth.
A more perfect day would be hard to imagine for Fergie and his stars and their joy was only matched by the humiliation felt by Newcastle's pitiful players who were punchdrunk by the end.