glass jaw

noun

Definition of glass jaw

: vulnerability (as of a boxer) to knockout punches

Examples of glass jaw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Sanders Didn’t Have What It Takes," 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, SI.com, "Both Liverpool, Chelsea Can Take Positives From Super Cup Exercise," 14 Aug. 2019 But after a 1-8 football flop during the bowl season and the recent 0-3 pratfall by the Pac-12 into March mediocrity, the conference's men's sports profile needs to lead with something other than its glass jaw. Ron Richmond For The Oregonian/oregonlive, OregonLive.com, "Coach Pat Casey takes Oregon State baseball's hot start and top ranking in stride," 20 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of glass jaw

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Glass jaw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glass%20jaw. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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