If you’re writing takes you into the word of boxing, here’s a helpful post from Nicholas Rossis around the idioms used.
As you know, I’m fascinated by idioms and how their origin. The Passive Guy recently alerted me to a great post by Daily Writing Tips that includes 45 idioms from the world of boxing. Thanks to the Planetary Defense Commander for correcting a couple of them.
- bare-knuckle: fierce or determined (from boxing done without gloves)
- beat (someone) to the punch: accomplish something before someone else does
- blow-by-blow: a detailed account (referring to commentary during a boxing match)
- bob and weave: be evasive (as a boxer ducking to avoid an opponent’s blows)
- come out fighting/swinging: be immediately aggressive or energetic
- deliver/land a (knockout) blow/punch: hit
- down and out: destitute (an analogy to a boxer who has been knocked down and remains motionless)
- down/out for the count: defeated or overcome (as a boxer who…
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