beat the shit out of

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beat the shit out of

  1. (idiomatic) To beat (someone) severely
    • 1994, Eric Wilson, Strands, →ISBN, page 54:
      He had beat the shit out of her. Almost broke her jaw.
  2. (idiomatic) To defeat (someone) decisively in a fight or a competition
    • 1999, Reggie Miller with Gene Wojciechowski, I Love Being the Enemy, →ISBN, page 58:
      I think if it was one game, winner take all, and everyone was in shape... I would have to go with Dream Team I. To tell you the truth, I think they would beat the shit out of us.


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