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Writer and activist Jane Jacobs did not pull punches.
Australian weathermen didn't pull punches when explaining the cause of the staggering heat.
Claflin takes a lot of chances in her art, refusing to pull punches in favor of a graceful but meaningless surface.
HLiam Gallagher isn't one to pull punches, even if he's letting the music do most of the talking.
Major league disappointment," said coach Keith Woods, never one to pull punches.
David, a hit in last year's I'm A Celebrity, doesn't pull punches as he reveals exactly what he thinks of the celebs and how they are performing on the show.
The movie doesn't pull punches about Elliot's homosexuality; nor does it dwell upon it.
Scrum coach Rowntree does not plan on repeating Jim Telfer's notoriously brutal scrummaging session from the 1997 Lions tour but he will not pull punches in his analysis this week.
Author Jimmy Gleacher doesn't pull punches as Liza's tale rips on American culture both high and low.