One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be completely ineffectual or inept.‘I couldn't punch my way out of a paper bag, but I'm a boxer at heart’‘he couldn't act his way out of a paper bag’
- ‘For someone who Johnny Rotten described as 'unable to punch his way out of a paper bag',...his rocket to ruin was spectacularly in the limelight.’
- ‘There were comic books featuring ‘The Purple Martin’ who was unable to punch his way out of a paper bag but was a super hero otherwise.’
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