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  • n. A technique in which the boxer assumes a defensive stance against the ropes and absorbs an opponent's blows, hoping to exploit eventual tiredness or a mistake.
  • n. Any strategy where an apparently losing position is assumed in the hope of eventual victory.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a boxing tactic: pretending to be trapped against the ropes while your opponent wears himself out throwing punches

Etymologies

Coined by the boxer Muhammad Ali. (Wiktionary)

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