beat the shit out of
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- (idiomatic) To beat (someone) severely
1994, Eric Wilson, Strands, ISBN 9780871294104, page 54:
- He had beat the shit out of her. Almost broke her jaw.
- (idiomatic) To defeat (someone) decisively in a fight or a competition
1999, Reggie Miller with Gene Wojciechowski, I Love Being the Enemy, ISBN 9780684870397, 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.