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he packs a mean punch #1 (permalink) Sun Oct 02, 2011 17:28 pm   he packs a mean punch
 

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ESL/EFL Test #794 "'Pack' & 'Wrap' Common Usages (3)", question 1

Simon is very strong, and he ......... a mean punch. Don't ever make him angry, because he also has a very short temper.

(a) packing
(b) wrapping
(c) packages
(d) packs

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #794 "'Pack' & 'Wrap' Common Usages (3)", answer 1

Simon is very strong, and he packs a mean punch. Don't ever make him angry, because he also has a very short temper.

Correct answer: (d) packs

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he packs a mean punch #2 (permalink) Sun Oct 02, 2011 18:08 pm   he packs a mean punch
 

The expression is "to pack a punch"
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/pack+a+punch

The word "mean" is there for emphasis only.
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he packs a mean punch #3 (permalink) Mon Oct 03, 2011 23:26 pm   he packs a mean punch
 

Thank you!
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he packs a mean punch #4 (permalink) Mon Oct 03, 2011 23:39 pm   he packs a mean punch
 

Yes, thank you, OTS for your answer.

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