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Sunday punch

noun
  1. Boxing. the most powerful and effective punch of a boxer, especially the punch used in trying to gain a knockout.
  2. anything, as an armed force, line of argument, etc., capable of inflicting a powerful blow on a hostile or opposing person or thing.
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Origin of Sunday punch

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for sunday punch

Sunday punch

noun informal, mainly US
  1. boxing a heavy blow intended to knock out one's opponent
  2. any manoeuvre or action intended to crush an opponent
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