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one-two

[wuhn-too] /ˈwʌnˈtu/
noun
1.
Also called one-two punch. Boxing. a left-hand jab immediately followed by a right cross.
2.
Informal. any strong or effective combination of two people or things:
The old one-two of a good passer and a good receiver is the best way to win football games.
3.
Fencing. a type of attack made up of two movements.
adjective
4.
employing or suggesting a one-two; with one major or powerful thing or person combined with or following another.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10
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British Dictionary definitions for onetwo punch

one-two

noun
1.
(boxing) a jab with the leading hand followed by a cross with the other hand
2.
(soccer) another term for wall pass
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Slang definitions & phrases for onetwo punch

one-two

modifier

: good potent one-two punches

noun

(also the old one-two or one-two punch or one-two blow) A combination of two blows with the fists, a short left jab plus a hard right cross, usually to the chin: zipping ''one-twos'' to the jaw (1811+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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