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glass jaw

noun
1.
a person's jaw, especially that of a boxer, that is vulnerable to even a light blow.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
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British Dictionary definitions for glass jaw

glass jaw

noun
1.
(boxing, informal) a jaw that is excessively fragile or susceptible to punches
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Slang definitions & phrases for glass jaw

glass jaw

noun phrase

A boxer's chin that cannot tolerate a hard punch (1920+ Prizefight)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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