2016年6月7日 星期二

punch above one's weight, punch below one's weight

The figures show Scarborough "is really punching above its weight"


America's German roots are rich and strong. From California to New York, 48m people claim German ancestry, which would make them the country's biggest diaspora. But when it comes to owning businesses in America, Germany has punched below its weight, with only 8% of the stock of foreign direct investment (FDI) there. This year, however, things have changed http://econ.st/ZwborV




punch above one's weight

informal Engage in an activity or contest perceived as being beyond one’s abilities:there is something about the British that makes them punch above their weight in a number of entertainment industriesSingapore punches above its weight in the world economy.

punch below one's weight

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An allusion to the sport of boxing.

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  1. (chiefly UK, idiomatic) To achieve or perform at a level lower than should be expected based on one's preparationattributesrank, or past accomplishments [quotations ▼]

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