pack a punch/wallop

idiom

Definition of pack a punch/wallop

informal
: to be very strong, forceful, or energetic Careful—these hot peppers really pack a punch. Unlike her last album, her new release packs a wallop.

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“Pack a punch/wallop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pack%20a%20punch%2Fwallop. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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