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rope-a-dope

Saltos de línea: rope-a-dope

Definición de rope-a-dope en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun] US informal
A boxing tactic of pretending to be trapped against the ropes, goading an opponent to throw tiring ineffective punches.
Example sentences
  • Drawing upon other-worldly fortitude and raw courage, Ali simply outlasted Foreman, with his rope-a-dope tactics, before knocking him out in the eighth round.
  • Perhaps they're attempting a footballing version of Muhammad Ali's famous rope-a-dope?
  • If you caught the Roy Jones Jr. fight last night you saw his rope-a-dope, ‘chicken wing ‘work to perfection right before sending his opponent to the canvas with a huge right hand.

Origen

1970s: coined by Muhammad Ali, referring to a tactic in a boxing match with George Foreman.

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