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pack a punch

Definition of pack a punch in English:

1Be capable of hitting with skill or force: Rosie could pack a hefty punch
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  • The nickname is because he can pack a punch.
  • He stands well under 1.80 metres but certainly packs a punch.
  • He packs a punch for a small guy.
1.1Have a powerful effect: the Spanish wine packed quite a punch
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  • The underdog Kings are also a hefty 37 - 6 at home in Arco Arena, packing a punch with a lineup that includes All-Stars Webber and fellow pistolero Peja Stojakovic.
  • And yet, de Montalk's tense, restrained minimalism is capable of packing a punch.
  • The show itself also packs a punch, complete with a seven-piece band, special guest guitarist David Lee Murphy, a nine-metre high video screen and state-of-the-art lighting and sound.
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