What does the expression "pith and punch" mean?
I came upon this expression in the following context: Pith and punch
also define posting on theWeb, TheWell, wherever.
And I can't get the meaning!
Thanks in advance!
- barbara vLv 78 years ago
Well, pith is sometimes defined as the "meat" or the "heart and soul" of a thing, while punch is "forcefulness or effectiveness" in content or appeal.
So, it's saying that much of what we find online is lacking in effectiveness and appeal in the heart and soul of the posting, or the blog.
- Anonymous8 years ago
(idiomatic, UK, Ireland) Said the first day of a new month, accompanied by a pinch and a punch to the victim.