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English definition of “punch above your weight”

punch above your weight

mainly UK informal
If a country or business punches above their weight, they become involved in, or succeed in, an activity that needs more power, money, etc. than they seem to have: Singapore punches above its weight in the world economy.Taking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' willSucceeding, achieving and fulfilling
(Definition of punch above your weight from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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