glass jaw
noun Date: 1940 vulnerability (as of a boxer) to knockout punches

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  • glass jaw — glass′ jaw′ n. a person s jaw, esp. that of a boxer, that is vulnerable to even a light blow • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • glass jaw — noun : a jaw (as of a boxer) that is highly vulnerable to punches * * * a person s jaw, esp. that of a boxer, that is vulnerable to even a light blow. [1910 15] * * * glass chin or glass jaw noun A chin or jaw exceptionally vulnerable to punches …   Useful english dictionary

  • glass jaw — noun A sensitive chin or jaw, the physical striking of which tends to result in a knockout. How was I to know that big ape had a glass jaw? Syn: glass chin, bad chin …   Wiktionary

  • glass jaw — {n.}, {slang} The inability of a boxer to get a hard punch on the jaw without being knocked out; a tendency to be knocked out easily. * /He would have been champion except for his glass jaw./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • glass jaw — {n.}, {slang} The inability of a boxer to get a hard punch on the jaw without being knocked out; a tendency to be knocked out easily. * /He would have been champion except for his glass jaw./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • glass\ jaw — noun slang the inability of a boxer to get a hard punch on the jaw without being knocked out; a tendency to be knocked out easily. He would have been champion except for his glass jaw …   Словарь американских идиом

  • glass jaw — /glas ˈdʒɔ/ (say glahs jaw) noun Boxing a jaw which is more than commonly susceptible to injury …   Australian English dictionary

  • glass jaw — a person s jaw, esp. that of a boxer, that is vulnerable to even a light blow. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • Have a glass jaw — be defeated easily; be a push over (from boxing slang glass jaw a boxer s jaw that is broken easily) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • have a glass jaw — Australian Slang be defeated easily; be a push over (from boxing slang glass jaw a boxer s jaw that is broken easily) …   English dialects glossary

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