punch holes in

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Definition of punch holes in

: 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.

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“Punch holes in.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punch%20holes%20in. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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