Before, Columbia Records would have looked at someone like her and thought it was a slam dunk.
Instead she won in straight sets and became the first player from China to ever win a Grand slam title.
The only thing that disappointed me about that whole thing was that Franco removed the slam.
Jahn confirms it: “He does slam down the bat, and he gives the umpire a dirty look.”
You know you want to slam Romney for it, but it's a lie to suggest otherwise.
And the slam with which he had closed the door told even more eloquently than words that her life was forfeit.
"I've a great mind to slam the door in your face," returned Bridget angrily.
When Antonia began to speak, Sir John was heard to slam the door behind him; he had had quite enough of this young lady.
Say, it sure will be great to get out on the diamond and slam the ball about; won't it?
At eight o'clock the slam of a door echoed through the desolation of Great Court.
1670s, "a severe blow," probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian slamre, Swedish slemma "to slam, bang") of imitative origin. Meaning "a violent closing of a door" is from 1817. Meaning "an insult, put-down" is from 1884. Slam-bang recorded by 1806 (also slap-bang, 1785). Slam-dunk is from 1976; early use often in reference to Julius Erving. Slam-dance is attested by 1987 (slam by itself in this sense is recorded from 1983).
"a winning of all tricks in a card game," 1660s, earlier the name of a card game (also called ruff), 1620s, used especially in whist, of obscure origin. Grand slam in bridge first recorded 1892; earlier in related card games from 1814; figurative sense of "complete success" is attested from 1920; in baseball sense from 1935.
1690s, "to beat, slap;" 1775 as "to shut with force," from slam (n.1). Meaning "throw or push with force" is from 1870. Meaning "say uncomplimentary things about" is from 1916. Related: Slammed; slamming.
An uncomplimentary comment; a jibe; knock: took a slam at the male stars who dress like ''ranch hands'' (1884+)
2. A continuous simulation language.
["SLAM - A New Continuous Simulation Language", N.A. Wallington et al, in SCS Simulation Council Proc Series: Toward Real-Time Simulation (Languages, Models and Systems), R.E. Crosbie et al eds, 6(1):85-89 (Dec 1976)].