Land him one with this,sir!

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eiris
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Land him one with this,sir!

Post by eiris » Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:24 am

I got this sentence in my textbook.
When the man wants to fight against another man,his maid says:"Land him one with this,sir!"(She hands him something as a weapon.)
I don't know why the"one" is here.Could you help me?

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Re: Land him one with this,sir!

Post by byron » Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:43 pm

eiris wrote:I got this sentence in my textbook.
When the man wants to fight against another man,his maid says:"Land him one with this,sir!"(She hands him something as a weapon.)
I don't know why the"one" is here.Could you help me?
This is just colloquial 'one' being the punch. To "land him one" means to hit him. You could also say "give him a thump" or even "clock him one" Although "clock him one" may be localised to the UK only.

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