pack\ a\ punch

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. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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