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  • 181 punch above your weight — ► to be successful or important in a particular way in spite of not being very big: »The internet offers opportunities for small businesses to punch above their weight. »It s a small nation that consistently punches above its weight in the… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 182 punch the clock — US ► WORKPLACE to record the time that you begin and end work, especially by using a special machine to make a hole in a card: »Workers are required to punch the clock at an increasingly early hour. Main Entry: ↑punch …

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  • 183 punch-drunk — punch ,drunk adjective 1. ) confused because you have not had enough sleep, or are in a very difficult situation: The nurses were punch drunk from overwork. 2. ) a BOXER who is punch drunk has been hit in the head so much that his brain is… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 184 punch bowl — punch bowls N COUNT A punch bowl is a large bowl in which drinks, especially punch, are mixed and served …

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  • 185 punch in something — punch in (something) to enter information on a computer or other device by pressing keys. You punch in your code to get cash or your bank balance. Each door has a number pad, and for security you have to punch a number in to open the door …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 186 Punch-and-Judy show — [punch΄ən jo͞o′dē] n. a puppet show in which the quarrelsome Punch constantly fights with his wife, Judy, in a comical way …

    English World dictionary

  • 187 punch-bag — punchˈ bag or (N American) punchˈing bag noun 1. A large stuffed bag used for boxing practice 2. A person who is the target of another person s outbursts of anger (figurative) • • • Main Entry: ↑punch …

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  • 188 punch´-drunk´en|ness — punch drunk «PUHNCH DRUHNGK», adjective. 1. (of a boxer) uncoordinated in movement or speech and disoriented as a result of brain concussion; afflicted with a condition resembling drunkenness to some extent: »I executed a nervous, almost dance… …

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  • 189 punch line — n. 1. The final sentence, phrase, or word in a joke or humorous story that is unexpected and produces the humorous effect; the point of a joke. [WordNet sense 1] Syn: laugh line, gag line, tag line. [PJC] 2. Hence: The final sentence, phrase, or …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 190 Punch Bowl Farm — is a farm in the south west of the English county of Surrey, near the Devil s Punch Bowl. It became famous in the 1950s and 1960s when the English children s writer Monica Edwards, who at that point lived at the farm with her husband (its then… …

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  • 191 Punch! (Canadian TV series) — Punch! is a Canadian Quebec French language animation airing on the French language channel Télétoon since January 2008. It is ranked 13+.External links* [http://www.teletoon.com/teletoon3/teletoon.php?language=Fr brand=detour init=php… …

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  • 192 Punch Taverns — Création 1997 Site web http://www.punchtaverns.com …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 193 Punch-and-Judy show — /punch euhn jooh dee/ a puppet show having a conventional plot consisting chiefly of slapstick humor and the tragicomic misadventures of the grotesque, hook nosed, humpback buffoon Punch and his wife Judy. [1875 80] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 194 punch-out — /punch owt /, n. 1. a small section of cardboard or metal surrounded by perforations so that it can be easily forced out. 2. Slang. a fistfight or brawl. [1925 30; n. use of v. phrase punch out] * * * …

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  • 195 punch list — USA In construction contracts, after a project is mostly completed, a list of minor work the contractor must do. The completion of the punch list items (unless the parties otherwise agree) is necessary for final completion to occur. Glossary… …

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  • 196 Punch y Judy — son los dos personajes principales de la tradición inglesa de los títeres de cachiporra. A diferencia del resto de tradiciones, Mr. Punch sigue hablando con el peculiar tono de voz que da el uso de la lengüeta (a veces real, aunque hoy tiende a… …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 197 punch-drunk — pənch .drəŋk adj suffering cerebral injury from many minute brain hemorrhages as a result of repeated head blows received in boxing punch drunk·en·ness .drəŋ kən nəs n …

    Medical dictionary

  • 198 punch bowl — n a large bowl in which punch (=a mixed drink) is served …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 199 punch-drunk — adj 1.) informal very confused, especially because you have had a lot of bad luck or have been treated badly 2.) a ↑boxer who is punch drunk is suffering brain damage from being hit on the head …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 200 Punch and Judy show — Punch and Ju|dy show [ ,pʌntʃ ən dʒudi ,ʃou ] noun count a children s performance that uses two PUPPETS (=models made of cloth) called Punch and Judy who are married and fight a lot …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English