Muhammad Ali (centre) knocks out challenger Charles "Sonny" Liston in 1965. Picture: AFP
Lisa Lim
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Language Matters by Lisa Lim

It’s a knockout: how the English language is rife with boxing metaphors

Everyday speech abounds with pugilistic expressions, and their significance continues to evolve in light of recent political events

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Muhammad Ali (centre) knocks out challenger Charles "Sonny" Liston in 1965. Picture: AFP
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