kidney punch


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kidney punch

n.
A punch to the lower back, illegal in boxing.
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Paul charged at the ghost and tried to punch it, but it merely vanished and reappeared behind him and delivered a kidney punch. The fighting ended when Saul was strangling him and Paul drew on his faith and seethed: "In the name of Jesus Christ, depart!" The ghost shrieked and vanished, never to be seen again.
One guy gave me a peach of a kidney punch - my kidneys are bad enough without that.
Amid the glory and the disbelief and the Obamapalooza, the thorn on the rose, the nail in the pudding, the kidney punch during the massage.
It was the Bourne franchise that really gave Bond the kidney punch it needed and with many of Bourne's key technical staff behind the stunts here, the action is absolutely relentless and director Marc Foster's pacing is equally brutal.
The Welshman landed a perfect kidney punch 58 seconds into the round which dumped Azzaoui to the canvas.
When the champion landed a vicious left-handed kidney punch early in the fourth, Azzaoui crumpled to the canvas, and showed little inclination to continue after rising at the count of eight.
For Gloucester a vital foothold, for the Falcons a strength-sapping kidney punch sandwiched between Noon's brace.
I was just 'avin' a quick splash of rosie lea (tea) after my festive kidney punch (Christmas lunch)
The New Partridge Dictionary may not be the sort of thing you'd enjoy with an Al Pacino [cappuccino] and your kidney punch [lunch] of Eskimo salad [moss from a caribou stomach] al desko [at work].
A vote for us is a vote for yourself, and a kidney punch to your neighbours.
It's one of those pubs where your feet stick to the carpet and the barmaids give you a kidney punch rather than say 'excuse me' when they want to get past.
Beijing took this as the diplomatic equivalent of a kidney punch. In August 1995, Beijing literally fired some warning shots across' Taiwan's bows when it started lobbing test missiles into the sea just off the island's northern coast.