one-two

one-two
noun
1. A succession of two punches, the first a short left, followed by a hard right punch, usually in the jaw.

Ali gave Frazir the one-two.

2. Any quick or decisive action which takes the opposition by surprise, thereby ensuring victory.

He gave us the old one-two and won the game.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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