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take it out of someone's hide

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take it out of someone's hide

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To exact the harshest kind of compensation, even physical punishment, usually in place of a gentler or a monetary one: He'll pay up, by God, or I'll take it out of his hide! (1940s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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