pull its punches

pull its punches
pull (your/its) punches to deal with something in a way that is not completely honest.

I want you to tell me what you think, and don't pull your punches.

The film pulls its punches by making a disaster seem romantic.

Opposite of: pull no punches Etymology: based on boxing, from the literal meaning of pull your punches (= to not hit the other fighter as hard as you can)

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • pull punches — pull (your/its) punches to deal with something in a way that is not completely honest. I want you to tell me what you think, and don t pull your punches. The film pulls its punches by making a disaster seem romantic. Opposite of: pull no punches… …   New idioms dictionary

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