punch drunk

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See also: punchdrunk and punch-drunk


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punch drunk (not comparable)

  1. Dizzy or confused due to repeat blows to the head.
    Synonym: out on one's feet
    The fighter looked harmlessly punch drunk, but he was only faking and suddenly threw a vicious, skillful, blow.
  2. Behaving in a bewildered, or dazed manner.
    • 2020 December 2, Nigel Harris, “Comment: The UK's worst crisis since 1709”, in Rail, page 3:
      We've become so accustomed to the word 'billions' over the last ten months that we've become punch drunk about just how much the COVID-19 pandemic has really cost us all.