hammer blow


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hammer blow

n
1. a blow from a hammer
2. a severe shock or setback: Liam's death was a hammer blow.
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Today was a hammer blow but we are going to turn things around on Thursday," he said.
If they go a goal down - as they have done in seven of his games - it's often a hammer blow.
A court heard he'd hit his neighbour - and drug dealer - Jade Cady with a hammer blow to the throat that crushed his windpipe in a drug fight that went wrong.
Ian Tonks, national officer with Unite the union, said: "This is a hammer blow for these hard-working employees who have given their all to make the UK subsidiary highly profitable.
Jimmy's disappointed but with the strength in depth we've got in this group it's not a hammer blow to us," said Broad, who showed off his festive side by wearing a Santa hat in his pre-match press conference.
Mr Lucas, who was a high street solicitor, fears this will be a hammer blow.
THE deaths of three soldiers who were killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan are a hammer blow.
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Without any question, this is a hammer blow for Shaun and we are all gutted for him that he is going to be out of action for some time," Derby boss Nigel Clough said.
THE Dubai World Cup has been dealt a hammer blow with news that Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, who was 7-1 second-favourite behind So You Think with British bookmakers, will miss the race, writes Nicholas Godfrey.
SCOTLAND were dealt a hammer blow last night with crocked Kenny Miller a major doubt for their Euro 2012 double header.