have someone's hide

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have someone's hide

  1. (idiomatic) To punish or subdue someone.
    • 1981, Hubert Mizell, "Cubs, new owners: a suspect marriage," St. Petersburg Times, 18 Jun. (retrieved 29 Mar. 2009):
      Why doesn't The St. Petersburg Times scrape together $30 million and purchase football's Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Then, when I tell John McKay how to coach, he'd listen or I'd have his hide.