alt. (context idiomatic English) An unexpected punch or similar blow. n. (context idiomatic English) An unexpected punch or similar blow. vb. (context idiomatic English) To deliver an unexpected blow.
n. an unexpected punch
A sucker punch ( American English), also known as a coward punch, one hit punch, king hit ( Australian English), or cold-cock ( American English), is a punch made without warning, allowing no time for preparation or defense on the part of the recipient. The term is generally used in situations where the way in which the punch has been delivered is considered unfair or unethical. In practice, this often includes punches delivered from behind.
In boxing, a sucker punch thrown outside of the rules is illegal. For example, when James Butler knocked Richard Grant unconscious after losing a fight to him on points, his license was suspended. Because sucker punches come unexpectedly, people at risk of such blows must be alert to the proximity of potential opponents.
During 2013 and 2014, there was significant media attention in Australia on two violent killings involving one hit punches. Noting that 91 people had died in Australia in the previous four years from brain trauma as a result of being king hit, a media campaign was launched to refer to them as coward punches. This campaign was supported by the New South Wales Government.
A sucker punch or suckerpunch is a blow made without warning. It may also refer to:
Sucker Punch is the second album released by the band Haji's Kitchen.
Sucker Punch is a 2011 American fantasy, steampunk action film directed by Zack Snyder and co-written by Snyder and Steve Shibuya. It is Snyder's first film based on an original concept. The film stars Emily Browning, as a young woman who is committed to a mental institution. In order to cope, she envisions the asylum as a brothel and teams up with four dancers/prisoners to escape before she undergoes a lobotomy. As she collects the items she needs to escape, she enters another level of fantasy, in which the women become strong, experienced warriors.
Each fantasy is a parallel to the events in the brothel. Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens and Jamie Chung portray the four prisoners imagined as dancers by Babydoll. Carla Gugino plays Dr. Vera Gorski, a psychiatrist who, in Babydoll's mind, is known as Madame Gorski, a choreographer at the strip club. Oscar Isaac plays Blue Jones, the asylum's orderly, who in Babydoll's mind, is the corrupt owner of the brothel.
The film was released in both conventional and IMAX theatres in the United States at midnight on March 25, 2011. The film was negatively received by critics and under-performed at the box office.
Sucker Punch is a play by the award-winning British playwright Roy Williams. It was first staged in 2010 at the Royal Court Theatre in London. The play was nominated for the Evening Standard Award and the Olivier Award for Best New Play.
Sucker Punch is the soundtrack for the film of the same name. It was released on March 22, 2011 by WaterTower Music. The album consists of covered songs, mainly by the film's stars. Emily Browning sings three songs, and Carla Gugino and Oscar Isaac performs a cover of " Love Is the Drug" as a duet. Recording artists Björk, Skunk Anansie, Emilíana Torrini, Queen, Carla Azar, Alison Mosshart and Yoav also have songs on the soundtrack.
All of the covers on the album were produced by Marius de Vries and Tyler Bates, who utilized orchestral and rock sounds. Director Zack Snyder wanted the songs to add depth, dimension and meaning to the fantasy aspects of the film. The recording sessions began in September 2009. Part of Browning's audition for her role in the film included recording herself while singing. Snyder liked her voice and offered her to sing The Smiths' song " Asleep". The crew and Smiths' frontman Morrissey were happy with the result, and Browning recorded two more songs for the soundtrack, including the Eurythmics' " Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" which is played during the film's opening sequence.
The album received generally positive reviews and critics considered it one of the best soundtracks of the year, especially when compared to their panning of the film. Browning was praised for her performance throughout the album, mainly on "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)". Sucker Punch reached number twenty-two on the Billboard 200, and the top of the Top Soundtracks chart. Internationally, the album reached the top fifty in Australia, New Zealand, Austria and Germany.
Sucker Punch is a 2008 action film starring Gordon Alexander, Tom Hardy, Antonio Fargas and Ian Freeman and written and directed by Malcolm Martin.
Usage examples of "sucker punch".
I could have thrown a magical sucker punch at her, could have tried to take her out, but even if we'd been on even footing I doubt I would have ruffled her hair.
Given that, they'd almost have to be looking the other way when he launched his sucker punch .
Given that, they'd almost have to be looking die other way when he launched his sucker punch .
And although Ray del Valle had begun the new week with a crushing sucker punch, afterward it became the Week of the Backlash.
A dull ache in the pit of his stomach reminded him of the sucker punch delivered by the cruel prick with the black mane, and his eyelids fluttered as he struggled to rouse himself.
If a dude thinks he might be knocked off he has a chance, but if it comes out of the blue like a sucker punch, there’.
Not inclined to use a sucker punch on the hardworking press, are we?