mock left hook

Reply Mon 19 Jun, 2017 12:41 pm
Hi everyone! I've recently stumbled on this expression in the following examples:
1)He danced Jake La Motta–style for a moment and then threw me a mock left hook. 'Still Mr Smart-ass, huh?
2)“You never learned how to fight or parry,” Steven said, and swung a mock left hook. Or maybe just clumsy.
3)I tapped her jaw with a mock left hook and said, "Don't you ever ask anything like that again."
4)In a closer shot of the two men moving along the sidewalk, J.R. unexpectedly and without provocation throws a mock left hook in the direction of Joey, ...

I'd appreciate if you help me to "get it".
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Reply Mon 19 Jun, 2017 12:47 pm
Are you familiar with the left hook used in boxing?

If not, look that up to start with.
Reply Mon 19 Jun, 2017 03:37 pm
thank you! I think I get it, it means a kind of fake left hit for fun
Reply Mon 19 Jun, 2017 04:03 pm
You've got it.

The mock left hook is basically a left hook that doesn't connect.
Reply Mon 19 Jun, 2017 04:53 pm
Tries to look like a left hook
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