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tan (or whip) someone's hide

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

1Beat or flog someone.
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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