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 that '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:
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What does the phrase 'a punch above your weight' mean in this example?
You original sentence could use some punctuation tweaks.
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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.
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.