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Re: You beat me to the punch

Posted by ESC on September 19, 2005

In Reply to: Re: You beat me to the punch posted by Bob on September 18, 2005

: : What is the origin of the phrase: "You beat me to the punch"?

: Boxing. Landing a punch first.

I feel a song coming on:

You Beat Me To The Punch
Mary Wells

That day, I first saw you passing by
I wanted, to ask your name but I...was much too shy
But I was looking at you so hard
That you must have had a hunch.
So you came up to me and asked me my name.

You beat me to the punch
That time
You beat me to the punch
Yes you did...