pack heat

idiom

US slang, old-fashioned + humorous
: to carry a gun
a thug who was packing heat

Examples of pack heat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nobody needs to pack heat or chain-smoke to savor the darkly seductive allure of noir. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 16 May 2023 Nobody needs to pack heat or chain-smoke to savor the darkly seductive allure of noir. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 16 May 2023 Donald Trump promised a policy to pay teachers to pack heat. Brynn Tannehill, The New Republic, 8 May 2023 After an 80-hour course, a psychological exam and a $35 fee, school staff members can be approved to pack heat in schools. Phil McCausland, NBC News, 2 June 2022 Trump also called for teachers to be trained to pack heat in classrooms. al, 27 May 2022 If a teacher wants to pack heat it should be encouraged. Anchorage Daily News, 17 Mar. 2022 In his early adulthood, the director had been one of them, working for a spell as an arms instructor once the federal government decreed that all agents pack heat. Ben Croll, Variety, 30 Nov. 2021 Of course, gun rights activists would likely use such an outcome as proof that more Americans need to pack heat to defend themselves. Stephen Collinson and Manveena Suri, CNN, 27 Apr. 2021

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“Pack heat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pack%20heat. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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