one-two punch

 Two actions taken quickly one after the other (boxing).
 ► “At the same time, the one-two punch from the shutdown of the U.S. government and a devastating blizzard in the Northeast region of the U.S. is likely to weigh on the economy.” (Barron’s, Jan. 15, 1996, p. MW10)

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  • one-two (punch) — or one two [wun′to͞o′punch] n. 1. Boxing a sequence of two quick punches, esp. a jab with the left hand followed at once by a hard blow with the right 2. any sequence of two related actions for a specific result * * * …   Universalium

  • one-two (punch) — or one two [wun′to͞o′punch] n. 1. Boxing a sequence of two quick punches, esp. a jab with the left hand followed at once by a hard blow with the right 2. any sequence of two related actions for a specific result …   English World dictionary

  • one-two punch — noun a) A combination of two punches, one from each hand, thrown in rapid succession b) A rapid sequence of two things that has a quick effect See Also: one two …   Wiktionary

  • one-two punch — noun see one two 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • one-two punch — noun see one two 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) one-two punch — American two unpleasant things which happen together. The weather delivered a one two punch to gardeners with unseasonal freezing temperatures and strong winds …   New idioms dictionary

  • One inch punch — This article is about the punching technique. For the American band, see One Inch Punch (band). The one inch punch is a punching exercise from Chinese martial arts (kung fu) performed at very close (0–6 inches) range. The one inch punch was… …   Wikipedia

  • one-two — one′ two′ n. 1) spo a left hand boxing jab immediately followed by a right cross 2) inf any combination of two people or things producing a powerful effect Also called one′ two′ punch . Etymology: 1800–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • one-two — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a fencing attack made by simulating a disengagement and followed by delivery of a thrust in the original line if the adversary s parry is drawn 2. or one two punch ˈ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ : delivery of two short blows in rapid succession… …   Useful english dictionary

  • one-two — /wun tooh /, n. 1. Also called one two punch. Boxing. a left hand jab immediately followed by a right cross. 2. Informal. any strong or effective combination of two people or things: The old one two of a good passer and a good receiver is the… …   Universalium

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