over de kling jagen

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Etymology[edit]

literally: "to move quickly over a sword's blade"

Phrase[edit]

over de kling jagen

  1. (dated or jocular) to kill
    De kruisvaarders joegen moslims bij bosjes over de kling gedurende de val van Jerusalem.
    Crusaders killed muslims by droves during the fall of Jerusalem.
    Als er nu nog ene zonder kloppen binnenkomt heh, die wordt over de kling gejaagd!
    The next one who enters without knocking gets executed!
  2. giving someone a hard time