glass jaw


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glass jaw

n.
1. Sports Vulnerability of a boxer to a knockout punch.
2. Vulnerability, especially of a public figure, to destructive criticism.

glass jaw

n
(Boxing) boxing informal a jaw that is excessively fragile or susceptible to punches

glass′ jaw′


n.
a person's jaw, esp. that of a boxer, that is vulnerable to even a light blow.
[1910–15]
References in classic literature ?
Then I'll time 'm to that glass jaw of his an' drop 'm for the count.
It's too bad he's got a glass jaw. He's quicker'n I thought, an' he's got a wallop that made me mighty respectful from the second round--an' the prettiest little chop an' come-again I ever saw.
Then, last of all, was the Glass Cat, holding fast to the Woozy's tail with her glass jaws.
THAT astonishing moment when Liverpool punched through Barcelona's glass jaw, scoring their remarkable fourth goal and qualifying for the Champions League final, evoked Gordon Strachan and John McMaster for the Dons.
Booth later sent jokey messages saying, "I woke up bollocko on me couch ther la hahahahaha" and, "Had a glass jaw like Amir Khan as well."
One of his messages made a gloating reference to the former world champion boxer, saying read: "Had a glass jaw like Amir Khan as well."
Vargas isn't known as a powerful puncher with only 14 KOs in a 29-3-2 record so he could be a safe opponent for Khan whose weakness is a glass jaw. Besides, Hearn wouldn't have picked Vargas to face Khan if he had a puncher's chance of scoring an upset.
Explains Penalosa: 'Khan has a glass jaw. I think Manny can knock him out.'
He is angry at Parker's accusations he has a glass jaw and has vowed to make him pay after their world heavyweight title unification clash was confirmed for March 31 in Cardiff.
Joshua, 28, wants to fight three times in 2018 and most recently has seen the unorthodox video made by the New Zealander and his eccentric promoter David Higgins in which he is goaded for supposedly having a "glass jaw".
While Big Orange had plenty of admirers at Werribee, Curren Mirotic's final piece of fast work under Berry raised eyebrows, with the nine-year-old unable to get past his travel companion Curren Glass Jaw.
And when it comes to occupying one of the hottest seats in world rugby, Howley possesses anything but a glass jaw.