from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Sports A blow delivered to the front of the torso above the waist in boxing.
  • n. A serious setback; a major disappointment.


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  • It was a body blow to the followers of Ricardo who had rigidified his objective findings into a straitjacket for society.

    The Worldly Philosophers


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