Definition of Pull punches

1. Verb. To avoid using a high level of force when punching. ¹



2. Verb. (idiomatic) To word something delicately to avoid giving offense or inciting anger. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pull Punches

pull one's finger out
pull one's head in
pull one's own weight
pull one's punches
pull one's socks up
pull one's weight
pull oneself together
pull oneself up by one's bootstraps
pull out all the stops
pull out of the fire
pull out of the hat
pull over
pull punches (current term)
pull quote
pull quotes
pull rank
pull round
pull somebody's leg
pull someone's bacon out of the fire
pull someone's chestnuts out of the fire
pull someone's fat out of the fire
pull someone's leg
pull someone down a peg
pull station
pull strings
pull teeth
pull the fat out of the fire

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