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nail (so) to a cross definition


and nail (so)( (‘s) hide) to the wall
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    to punish or scold someone severely. (Literally, to crucify someone or to nail someone's skin to the wall like that of a captured animal.) : No reason to nail me to a cross. I didn't do it! , She must hate your guts. She sure nailed your hide to the wall.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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