Meaning of “punch above your weight” in the English Dictionary

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"punch above your weight" in British English

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punch above your weight

mainly UK informal

If a country or business punches above its weight, it becomes involved in, or succeeds in, an activity that needs more power, money, etc. than it seems to have:

Singapore punches above its weight in the world economy.

(Definition of “punch above your weight” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)