Definition of tan or whip someone's hide in English:

tan (or whip) someone's hide

  • 1Beat or flog someone.
    More example sentences
    • Your cousin will tan my hide if I don't make certain that you're okay.
    • You had better leave before she gets back or she'll tan your hide for certain sure.
    • I remember when I was about 5 and I tried biting her because I couldn't have my own way over something - she was bruised for days, so was I. She bit me right back just as hard and then tanned my hide till I couldn't sit down.
  • 1.1Punish someone severely.
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