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Re: Strike a blow for freedom

Posted by RRC on October 11, 2007

In Reply to: Blow for freedom posted by Marc Overbeck on October 11, 2007

: Who can PLEASE give me the origins of the phrase "blow for freedom"? I have combed the Internet and found nothing of its origins, although it is quite ubiquitous.

"To strike a blow for something" is to take an action in support of some cause, thus the action becomes "a blow for something". "Blow" is in the fighting sense - a stroke with a fist or weapon.