I took such a hammering over recent months.
Words may pass but blows fall heavy.
It was a great blow to us.
It proved to be the deathblow to their plan.
Her mother's death was a blow to the little girl.
Workers are taking a financial beating in the employment crisis.
Fortune 500 companies were the hardest hit by recent legislation.
The economies were hit hard by energy price increases.
The news was a blow to him.