a knockout blow Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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a knockout blow

an ​event or ​action that ​causes someone or something to ​fail: Already out of ​training, the ​latestillness has ​dealt her ​hopes of a ​goldmedal a knockout ​blow.
(Definition of a knockout blow from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “a knockout blow”
in Chinese (Simplified) 毁灭性的打击…
in Chinese (Traditional) 毀滅性的打擊…
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