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Like Garrison, she strikes a body-blow straight from the shoulder.The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)|Ida Husted Harper
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An action that causes severe damage, as in This last recession dealt a body blow to our whole industry. This term comes from boxing, where since the 18th century it has been used to refer to a punch that is landing between the opponent's chest and navel. [c. 1900]