punch a hole in

punch a hole in something

to make a hole in something with something. John punched a hole in the wall with his fist. Mary punched a hole in the paper with her pencil.
See also: hole, punch
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The problem with that is when they drop the rods in the turret the rods punch a hole in the floor.
Punch a hole in the side of the cap and a hole in the canister near the top.
Punch a hole in the top and bottom of the cake shape.