shot with a shovel

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shot with a shovel

  1. (Ireland) severly admonished, castigated.
    • 1872 Sarah Johnson Cogswell Whittlesey Bertha the beauty, A story of the southern revolution
      I don't approve of petticoat government, as a general thing, but I'll be shot with a shovel if it ain't necessary with fellows like Stanhope.
    • 2009. Cathy Kelly. What She Wants.
      I'll kill him for leaving you here all on your own. He should be shot with a shovel for thinking it's right to go off and leave you ...
    • 2010, Tony Smith, Lenovo intros ThinkPad X201 series, www.theregister.co.uk
      Ditto about the red rot thing. The blue Enter key looks Fisher Price, too. Anyone who disagrees should be shot with a shovel