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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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Restoring a medium-class launch capability from Wallops is critical to furthering NASAs and the nations goals in space, maintaining the space station as a springboard to the agencys next giant leap in exploration -- including future missions to an asteroid and Mars.
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Earth Networks(SM), the owner of WeatherBug[R] and operator of the largest weather, lightning detection and climate observation networks, announces it will be delivering lightning data from its total lightning detection network to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Wallops Flight Facility (WFF).
They did much of the 3-D printing for the Orbital ATK tests and acted as the interface between Orbital ATK and Wallops.
The Wallops aircraft team provides NASA and commercial platforms for worldwide airborne scientific research, technology development, cargo airlift, launch range surveillance and recovery, and remotely piloted aircraft systems and required chase operations.
Services under the contract will be performed at Wallops and the contractor s off-site facilities.
The test flight was the first launch from the pad at Wallops and was the first flight of Antares, which delivered the equivalent mass of a spacecraft, a so-called mass simulated payload, into Earth's orbit.
NASA estimates that the total value ofthe equipment "destroyed' in the affair is less than $50,000, not atypical for operations at Wallops Island, where old military rockets and other such equipment are often used.
The energy savings performance contract with Ameresco brought major improvements to Wallops Flight Facility," said Philip Smith, Energy Manager for the Wallops Flight Facility.
The new 14,174 square-foot facility will serve as the hub for interfacing with and controlling rockets, their payloads and associated launch pad support systems during flight operations at Wallops.
The Wallops Incident Response Team completed today an initial assessment of Wallops Island, Virginia, following the catastrophic failure of Orbital Science Corp.
Thursday and landed at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.
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WASHINGTON, July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Wallops Flight Facility Aircraft Office in Virginia has been recognized as the best small aviation program in the Federal government by the General Services Administration and the Interagency Committee for Aviation Policy.