Were punchdrunk - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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!
References in periodicals archive
Chelsea were punchdrunk
and Paul Pogba put a summer of speculation behind him by superbly putting in Rashford to fire home.
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.