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What does the phrase 'a punch above your weight' in the sentence ''Get a punch above your weight mug for your mother-in-law Helena''mean?

I have found in Urban Dictionary the following:

to punch above your weight means 'to pull or pick up someone who's better looking than you'.

After Urban Dictionary gives examples. One of these is the following:

Get a punch above your weight mug for your mother-in-law Helena.

What does the phrase 'a punch above your weight' mean in this example?

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    Are you sure that example doesn't say: Get a punch above your weight mug for your cousin (or friend) Julia? – J.R. Sep 11 at 14:18
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    That's not an author example, that's the urban dictionary trying to sell products. Whatever term you look up, they'll ask you if you want a "[term you looked up]" mug or other item that can be written upon. – Katy Sep 11 at 18:15
  • Thank you very much! – Marios Athanasiou Sep 14 at 10:02
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You original sentence could use some punctuation tweaks.

Get a punch-above-your-weight mug for your mother-in-law, Helena!

or

Get a "punch above your weight" mug for your mother-in-law, Helena!

In either case, you are probably suggesting that Helena get a mug that has the sentence "punch above your weight" inscribed on it.

In general, the meaning of "punching above one's weight" is not limited to dating. It means that one is doing something significantly better than one might be expected to. You can use it in all sorts of cases including sporting, schooling, countries, etc.

Despite a small population of 35 million, Canada punches above its weight when it comes to UN peacekeeping.

My niece might be tiny and skinny, but she punches way above her weight once she gets on the football field.

Caltech punches above its weight for a university with so few students.

In fact, I don't often see the expression used in dating context because it's usually reserved for a more feisty depiction.

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    It originates in boxing, from when lighter classes could voluntarily challenge heavier opponents for greater reward. I've seen it used to describe anyone taking on a greater challenge in exchange for greater risk. – JRodge01 Sep 11 at 14:30
  • Thank you very much! – Marios Athanasiou Sep 14 at 10:26
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I'm fairly certain it just means a mug with a punch above your weight slogan on it

You're also spot on with the meaning of that in this particular case.

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