punch holes in

idiom

: to weaken or destroy (an idea, plan, belief, etc.) by proving that parts of it are wrong
Lawyers tried to punch holes in her argument.

Examples of punch holes in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At speeds averaging 6 miles per second, even the smallest fragments can punch holes in the armor of spacecraft, and anything larger than a few inches will cause total destruction on impact, creating even more debris. Discover Magazine, 11 Aug. 2010 Afterward, punch holes in each snowflake and thread through hemp, jute or cotton twine. Karen Hugg, Washington Post, 22 Nov. 2023 Following the template, punch holes in the cardboard pieces and connect the face and cardboard pieces with brads. Rachelle Doorley, Parents, 16 Aug. 2023 In a preview of what’s to come, PacifiCorp’s lawyers looked to punch holes in Bailey’s model, questioning him about satellite imagery showing heat signatures that evening well to the west of where his model suggested the Beachie Creek fire had spread by that point. Tsicking, oregonlive, 26 Jan. 2023 Large hail is often wind-driven and can easily break through windows and even punch holes in roofs and walls. Dennis Mersereau, Forbes, 27 May 2021 But weak passwords, poor multi-factor authentication methods and not using a single sign-on solution can punch holes in this strategy. Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021 To make your own tie-on versions, tear up brown paper bags into tag-size pieces and punch holes in them for stringing. 7. Samantha S. Thorpe, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Apr. 2023 In a preview of what’s to come, PacifiCorp’s lawyers looked to punch holes in Bailey’s model, questioning him about satellite imagery showing heat signatures that evening well to the west of where his model suggested the Beachie Creek fire had spread by that point. Tsicking, oregonlive, 26 Jan. 2023 See More

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“Punch holes in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punch%20holes%20in. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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