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    #1

    pack a punch

    pack a punch
    to have a lot of force or a great effect:
    His speech packed quite a punch.
    These cocktails taste quite innocent, but they really pack a punch!


    Does "pack a punch" carry a negative connotation?

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    #2

    Re: pack a punch

    No. I'd say it's more often used positively.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: pack a punch

    They work fine for me.

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