eat someone's ass out

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eat someone's ass out

Rebuke or scold harshly, as in Watch it or the sergeant will eat your ass out. This expression became wide-spread especially in the armed forces. [Vulgar slang; c. 1940]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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