beat the stuffing out of

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beat the stuffing out of

  1. (idiomatic) To beat very severely.
    If you ever use that kind of language in front of my girlfriend again, I am going to beat the stuffing out of you.
    At the fiesta, the kids beat the stuffing out of the pinata, and their parents beat the stuffing out of a drunk who walked up and made threats.
  2. (idiomatic) To trounce, outdo, or triumph over.
    The U.S. ski team beat the stuffing out of the Austrians in Alpine, but Norway took the gold home in Nordic.

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