glass jaw


: vulnerability (as of a boxer) to knockout punches

Examples of glass jaw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jared Kushner, the former president’s son-in-law and senior adviser on a multitude of topics, initiatives and policies, has been relieved of the golden glow that once surrounded him and now, under the flat lights and unimpressed questioning, his dismissive demeanor and glass jaw are more visible. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, 14 June 2022 That will to negate, to kick at society’s glass jaw and not call it a tantrum, changed when the romantic death wish became actual death, and Gunn had to see that beloved figure, dead on the kitchen floor, over and over again. The New Yorker, 30 May 2022 But what this does is show Americans that Ron DeSantis is a governor with a glass jaw who cannot tolerate criticism. Lori Rozsa, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Apr. 2022 And yet based on the current work on the Arrows reel, marketers have punched back at the pandemic, not with a glass jaw but with a stiff British upper lip. John Rash, Star Tribune, 20 Nov. 2020 As a collective unit, the defense has developed a glass jaw. Michael Gehlken, Dallas News, 20 Oct. 2020 First-term Presidents notoriously suffer from a glass jaw in reelection season debates. Stephen Collinson, CNN, 29 Sep. 2020 Because Bernie Sanders never did what was required to win, Democrats now go into a consequential general election not knowing if Joe Biden has a glass jaw. Nicholas Frankovich, National Review, 18 Mar. 2020 The result was another very good Chelsea performance in possession but without the glass jaw that had undermined the club against United. Jonathan Wilson,, 14 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of glass jaw was in 1940

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“Glass jaw.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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