poke a hole through (something)

(redirected from poke a hole through)

poke a hole through (something)

1. Literally, to form a hole in something by piercing it (with something else). Tommy, stop poking holes through your bread and eat it! She began absentmindedly poking a hole through her paper with her pen.
2. To identify or highlight some flaw in some plan, idea, argument, etc. Typically used in plural constructions. She quickly began poking holes through his theory. Before I offer up my own proposals, let me begin by poking a few holes through what opponent has suggested.
See also: hole, poke, through
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
2 Poke a hole through the tape to reopen the binding holes.
The world is always a better place for having people in it who ask "Why?" This childlike inquiry often can poke a hole through the wall of ignorance and open up whole realms of study.