Значение идиомы pull one’s punches

[pull one’s punches] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. Not to hit as hard asyou can.

Jimmy pulled his punches and let Paul win the boxingmatch.

2. To hide unpleasant facts or make them seem good. – Usuallyused in the negative.

The mayor spoke bluntly; he didn’t pull anypunches.

Contrast: STRAIGHT PROM THE SHOULDER.


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