Perhaps some expected me to begin my parliamentary career by bashing heads, literally.
“Nobody is bashing business,” Axelrod insisted, to boos from the audience.
Left for dead, Gingrich wins big by bashing the media, Mitt and the “elites.”
Detroit bashing aside, the mom and self-declared “PR chick” admits her city has its weight problems.
Stop it with the gay jokes, stop with the bashing, stop with the fear.
Honest to God, when you gas like that I feel like bashing in your brain, if you've got any!
In a second Harve had him tripped and thrown and was down on him bashing in his face for him.
Troth, and I've had a bashing once afore, and what I've had once I can do with agin.
But as you say, what's been done can't be remedied by bashing in a man's head.
Nick continued to ponder the strange men and the woman he was coming home to, but it was like bashing his head against a wall.
"to strike violently," 1640s, perhaps of Scandinavian origin, from Old Norse *basca "to strike" (cf. Swedish basa "to baste, whip, flog, lash," Danish baske "to beat, strike, cudgel"); or the whole group might be independently derived and echoic. Figurative sense of "abuse verbally or in writing" is from 1948. Related: Bashed; bashing.
"a heavy blow," 1805, from bash (v.). Meaning "an attempt" is attested by 1948. On a bash "on a drunken spree" is slang from 1901, which gave the word its sense of "party."