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come out swinging

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come out swinging

verb phrase

To be eager and aggressive; come on strong: Labor chief comes out swinging/ the fighter came out smoking, trying to dazzle the audience with a flurry of quips (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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