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a nasty wallop

A severe and powerful blow, which may be either dealt or received. I got a really nasty wallop from a two-by-four on the construction site last week. His left hook can deal a nasty wallop if he catches you with it.
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pack a wallop

 and pack a punch
Fig. to provide a burst of energy, power, or excitement. Wow, this spicy food really packs a wallop. I put a special kind of gasoline in my car because I thought it would pack a punch. It didn't.
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pack a punch

to have a powerful effect or influence For big flavor, a blend of cumin, chili powder, coriander, cayenne, and black pepper packs a punch.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of pack a punch (hit very hard)
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pack a punch

  (informal)
if someone can pack a punch, they can hit very hard when they are fighting He's a big guy - I should imagine he can pack a fair punch.
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pack a punch

Also, pack a wallop.
1. Be capable of a forceful blow; also, deliver a forceful blow. For example, Knowing Bob could pack a wicked punch, they were careful not to anger him, or She swung her handbag, really packing a wallop. [Colloquial; c. 1920]
2. Have a powerful effect, as in That vodka martini packed a wallop. Thomas Wolfe had this figurative usage in a letter (c. 1938): "I think my play, The House, will pack a punch."
See also: pack, punch

wallop

(ˈwɑləp)
1. n. a hard blow. She planted a hard wallop on his right shoulder.
2. tv. to strike someone or something hard. The door swung open and walloped me in the back.
3. n. influence; pull; clout. I don’t have enough wallop to make that kind of demand.
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Last season Wallop finished level with Walloped - level on points, goal difference, even goals scored and conceded.
Both teams, you discover, joined the league at the same time, and in no season since have Wallop finished below Walloped.
The Packers were 8-1 in 2002 but slipped the last two months and were walloped at home by Atlanta in the playoff opener.
Know any friends who got walloped by one of the massive computer viruses that swept the Net this past year?
E[acute accent]--AMT: Those who've been walloped in the past with the dreaded alternative minimum tax (AMT) because they exercised stock options can get a credit for the additional tax if and when they sell the stock.
E[acute accent]If you were walloped in a previous year with the dreaded alternative minimum tax (AMT) because you exercised stock options, you can get a credit for the additional tax when you sell the stock.
Harry, seen earlier adjusting himself to make sure his nether regions were well protected, was walloped at the end of the second chukka and was able to take five minutes out to catch his breath before soldiering on.