By Bob Jones
From 'A Low Blow' to 'Went the Distance', a desirable and full of life exam of the normal use of phrases from the boxing ring in our daily language.Have you ever stopped to note how frequently your neighborhood newspaper or favorite journal makes use of the phrases 'On the Ropes', 'The Gloves Are Off' and 'Knockout Punch'? How usually television newsreaders will say flesh presser has "Thrown His hat within the Ring', is a 'Big Hitter', is 'Taking it at the Chin', is 'Down for the Count' or has the 'Killer Instinct'?Knight of the area, top businessman, vibrant and debatable commentator, and boxing aficionado Sir Robert - Bob -Jones definitely has. Over a interval of years he made cautious observe of the way frequently phrases cropped up after which retraced their etymological origins in boxing background. the result's a full of life, interesting, and thought-provoking miscellany of boxing phrases which are now a part of our daily English language. a few have strayed faraway from their unique meanings, others are extra usually in use now than at the other time. Jones asks why that may be, and his solutions are, good, a knockout.
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