wallop

(redirected from wallops)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

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.
See also: nasty, wallop

pack a punch

1. To be able to punch powerfully. For such a scrawny kid, George sure can pack a punch—even the older kids are afraid of him!
2. By extension, to have a powerful effect or impact. I don't like spicy food, so I hope this salsa doesn't pack a punch.
See also: pack, punch

pack a wallop

1. To be able to punch very powerfully. For such a scrawny kid, George sure can pack a wallop—even the older kids are afraid of him!
2. By extension, to have a powerful effect or impact. I don't like spicy food, so I hope this salsa doesn't pack a wallop.
See also: pack, wallop

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.
See also: pack, wallop

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

pack a punch

INFORMAL
COMMON If something packs a punch, it has a very powerful effect. He is known for designing clothes that really pack a punch. The advert packs a punch with its straightforward, real, no-tricks approach. Note: People also sometimes say that something packs a wallop. Many years after it was made, this movie still packs a wallop.
See also: pack, punch

pack a punch

1 be capable of hitting with skill or force. 2 have a powerful effect.
See also: pack, punch

ˌpack a (hard, etc.) ˈpunch

(informal)
1 be able to hit very hard: He’s a boxer who packs a nasty punch!
2 have a powerful effect on somebody: Their latest advertising campaign packs a hard punch.Don’t drink too much of his home-made beer — it packs quite 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.

pack a wallop/punch, to

To exert formidable power. In modern English to wallop means to thrash, and in noun form, a heavy blow, but originally the verb meant to boil with a noisy, bubbling sound, and the noun also was slang for ale. Glyndebourne, site of a summer opera festival in England, perpetuates the last meaning in the name of its restaurant, Nether Wallop (Lower Ale). The verb pack in this expression means “to deliver.” The term dates from the early twentieth century. Eugene O’Neill used it literally in his play The Hairy Ape (1922): “He packa da wallop, I tella you.” Figuratively it appears in such locutions as, “The candidate’s speech really packed a punch.”
See also: pack, wallop
References in periodicals archive ?
'Moving quickly from radar installation at Wallops Island to 'tracks on glass' in less than three months is a major accomplishment,' said U.S.
Pons soared, dove, spiked and walloped with every arsenal she had in her bag and everyone of the 14,000-plus fans at the Big Dome and the millions who watched on television would say that the pride of Talisay in Negros Occidental is worthy of being called the Queen Lady Tamaraw.
The stream will be available on (https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#public) NASA's website , (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwMDvPCGeE0) YouTube channel and the (http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-wallops) UStream for Wallops .
The next scheduled launch from the Wallops Flight Facility is set for March 27.
The work will be conducted at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia.
LADEE -- short for Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer -- will be the first spacecraft to be launched into outer space from Wallops. And it will be the first moonshot ever from Virginia in 54 years of lunar missions.
The launch site was NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.
She wallops Stella's cheating fella Karl, and then tries to stage a family reunion with him, Eva, and her long-lost granddaugher Leanne.
New York, NY, September 21, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Marine Sciences Consortium's new research and teaching campus opens on Wallops Island, VA.
Wonderful Warner wallops proteas David Warner announced himself on the international scene in some style as Australia beat South Africa by 52 runs in the first of two Twenty20 clashes.
Though many Sailors may never have heard of Wallops Island or the "Battle Group in the Sand," its impact on the fleet and the way we equip and fight our ships is enormous.
Writer and broadcaster Juliet produced the Wallops in partnership with James and is a writer and broadcaster.
This wallops the LG Philips effort, previously the most massive LCD display, which weighed in at 46 inches.
Although a number of corporate players in the EW-expendables world looked at the properties, it seems that the Wallops Division of the UK-based Cobham Group continues to show interest in acquiring the facilities, Informed sources have also told JED that Cobham/Wallops have also approached the US Army's Milan Army Ammunition Plant in Tennessee to suggest setting up a new flare-production center at that facility.