British informal Punish someone (or be punished) with a blow on the ear or head: if I thought you were serious, I would give you a thick ear!
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- They are a culinary retreat that harks back to childhood and a time when the world was a safer place and the Home Secretary wasn't waiting to give you a thick ear for not carrying your national identity card.
- If your dad didn't have a team of lawyers I'd give you a thick ear.
- Pull the other one John: you're still the same man you were the time you gave me a thick ear for shoplifting.