pack a punch
a) To be capable of throwing a strong punch.

Memphis Bill was known to pack a punch.

b) To have a swift and powerful effect or to be capable of having such an effect.

If gorillas do fight, injuries can be very serious as these animals have long canine teeth and silverbacks pack a punch estimated at eight times stronger than a heavyweight boxer.

Syn: pack a wallop

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  • pack a punch — or[pack a wallop] {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. To be able to give a powerful blow; have a dangerous fist. * /He packed a mean punch./ 2. To have a violent effect; be powerful. * /It was vodka, and it packed quite a wallop./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pack a punch — or[pack a wallop] {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. To be able to give a powerful blow; have a dangerous fist. * /He packed a mean punch./ 2. To have a violent effect; be powerful. * /It was vodka, and it packed quite a wallop./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pack a punch — INFORMAL ► to have a great effect or influence: »This was news that packed a punch in the business community. »Her keynote address packed a powerful punch. »It was a small company but one that packed a big punch. Main Entry: ↑pack …   Financial and business terms

  • pack\ a\ punch — • pack a punch • pack a wallop v. phr. slang 1. To be able to give a powerful blow; have a dangerous fist. He packed a mean punch. 2. To have a violent effect; be powerful. It was vodka, and it packed quite a wallop …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pack a punch — ► pack a punch 1) hit with skill or force. 2) have a powerful effect. Main Entry: ↑pack …   English terms dictionary

  • pack a punch — informal if someone can pack a punch, they can hit very hard when they are fighting. He s a big guy I should imagine he can pack a fair punch …   New idioms dictionary

  • pack a punch — hit hard, have a strong effect    Here s a word that packs a punch: guilty …   English idioms

  • pack a punch — 1) to have a strong effect The play still packs a punch, as last week s production proved. 2) to be able to hit someone hard with your fist …   English dictionary

  • pack a punch — 1》 be capable of hitting with skill or force. 2》 have a powerful effect. → pack …   English new terms dictionary

  • pack a punch —  Have a powerful effect …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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