Also called one-two punch .Boxing. a left-hand jab immediately followed by a right cross.
Informal. any strong or effective combination of two people or things: The old one-two of a good passer and a good receiver is the best way to win football games.
Fencing. a type of attack made up of two movements.
employing or suggesting a one-two; with one major or powerful thing or person combined with or following another.
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How to use one-two in a sentence
And there was a time, prior to the one-two punch of Catwoman and Elektra, when superhero films were championed minority heroes.Fear of a Minority Superhero: Marvel's Obsession with White Guys Saving the World | Marlow Stern | August 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
You can hear it all over Lazaretto, but especially in the one-two punch of "Temporary Ground" and "Would You Fight for My Love?"
Victims and those who work with victims of sexual assault describe the pain as a one-two punch.Harvard’s Biggest Problem With Sexual Assault Is Harvard Itself | Emily Shire | April 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Had it been a one-two result, could you imagine the sibling rivalry?What’s a Key to Victory in Sochi? Coming So Close to Defeat. | Kevin Bleyer | February 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Instead, they were both taken out in a one-two shot by supposed good guy Michael, in one of the biggest twists of the series.
One—two— With a terrific crash, the window panes fell upon the desks; the floor shook beneath our feet.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
And then one—two—three—four—five of the huge dodo-tetrapteryx birds shot out, poised for a moment, and leaped into flight.The Onslaught from Rigel | Fletcher Pratt
"One—two—three—four—five, you are right," said Mr. Beresford.Penelope's English Experiences | Kate Douglas Wiggin
Coulter did steady down in a most astonishing manner, for he sent the Yale men to the bench in one-two-three order.Frank Merriwell's Races | Burt L. Standish
Wash the plums and prick each one two or three times with a fork.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
British Dictionary definitions for one-two
boxing a jab with the leading hand followed by a cross with the other hand
soccer another term for wall pass
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