Definition of tan or whip someone's hide in English:
1Beat or flog someone.
- 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.