pull

(redirected from pulling punches)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial.
Related to pulling punches: touch base, pull any punches, up to par

pull

1. a period of rowing
2. a single stroke of an oar in rowing
3. the act of pulling the ball in golf, cricket, etc.
4. the act of checking or reining in a horse

What does it mean when you dream about pulling?

Pulling in a dream can be a direct reflection of exerting effort in one’s waking life. If we dream about being pulled, it represents our sense of being influenced, of being “pulled” in a certain direction. The dream might also be drawing on a idiomatic sense of pull, as in “pulling strings,” to “have pull,” to “pull something off,” to “pull together,” or to “pull rank.”

pull

A handle for opening a door, window, drawer, etc.

pull

References in periodicals archive ?
Yet perhaps our national politicians have begun to realise that pulling punches about climate change does no-one any good.
Like the controversial American movie director, the Stair Park star is not one for pulling punches and was scathing about his side's chances of recovering from a 4-1 first-leg loss against East Fife in their play-off.
Restless Tory backbenchers fear he is taking his "kill with kindness" strategy too far by pulling punches and concentrating on worthy issues, such as climate change and world poverty.
There's no pulling punches on Yelp, no unnecessary pleasantries, just the unmitigated delightful truth that is lacking in most other review sites and city guides.
The pair, who pride themselves on not pulling punches, will be at WH Smith in the MetroCentre's Green Mall tomorrow signing `How Not to Decorate'.
There will be no pulling punches when Brawley - tipped by Olympic lightweight legend Dick McTaggart as his potential successor - squares up to Craigmillar ace Appleby in a grudge match at the Noble Art boxing club in Pollokshields, Glasgow on September 3.