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glass jaw

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An allusion to the fact that glass is easily breakable.

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glass jaw (plural glass jaws)

  1. (chiefly boxing) A sensitive chin or jaw, the physical striking of which tends to result in a knockout.
    • 1989, Bryce Courtenay, The Power of One, →ISBN, page 109:
      "How was I to know that big ape had a glass jaw?"

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