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English to Portuguese translations [Non-PRO] Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
English term or phrase:pack such a wallop
Como se traduz "pack such a wallop", como no texto abaixo?
A soaked mattress and other furniture was out on the front and side lawns. Mendoza, 57, has lived his whole life in Galveston. He stayed because he was considered a critical worker: a heavy equipment operator for the city. His story was similar to others who stayed because they or their parents stayed during Carla, a Category 5 storm, or because they never believed that Ike, considered puny by comparison to Carla, would pack such a wallop. As recovery efforts got under way, thousands of people who stayed through the storm finally boarded the evacuation buses they missed the first time around. On Monday morning, a line of people waited for buses at Galveston's Ball High School, where state and federal emergency workers staged rescue and recovery efforts.