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What does punch-drunk mean? #1 (permalink) Mon Jul 26, 2010 22:48 pm   What does punch-drunk mean?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #280 "English Slang Idioms (2)", question 5

He had to pull his car over to sleep. He was too punch-......... with fatigue to drive safely.

(a) happy
(b) affected
(c) slappy
(d) drunk

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ESL/EFL Test #280 "English Slang Idioms (2)", answer 5

He had to pull his car over to sleep. He was too punch-drunk with fatigue to drive safely.

Correct answer: (d) drunk
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punch-drunk=confused; in boxing : dazed by punches received in a flight
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What does punch-drunk mean? #2 (permalink) Tue Jul 27, 2010 0:06 am   What does punch-drunk mean?
 

Hi Kati,
Punch-drunk also refers to person who acts in a confused or dazed manner.
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What does punch-drunk mean? #3 (permalink) Thu Nov 14, 2013 15:37 pm   What does punch-drunk mean?
 

Hello Linda,

We say "Everything comes to him/her who waits" I am very ashamed that I didn't say to you thanks for your letter. In that time I couldn't know the etiquette of the posting. Now I see and understand your explanation. And I found in the Hungarian dictionary and after the Oxford dictionary also: punch-drunk =(boxing of a boxer) confused as a result of being punched on the head many times.

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