Sunday punch


: a powerful or devastating blow
especially : a knockout punch
: something capable of delivering a powerful or devastating blow to the opposition
saving his Sunday punch for the end of the campaignNewsweek

Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Sunday punch was in 1915

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Cite this Entry

“Sunday punch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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