beat\ the\ daylights\ out\ of


beat\ the\ daylights\ out\ of
• beat the --- out of
• lick the --- out of
• whale the --- out of
v. phr. informal
To beat hard; give a bad beating to. - Used with several words after "the", as "daylights", "living daylights", "tar".

The big kid told Charlie that he would beat the daylights out of him if Charlie came in his yard again.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • beat the daylights out of — beat/knock the (living) daylights out of (someone) to hit someone very hard many times. I ll knock the living daylights out of him if I catch him doing it again! …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat the daylights out of someone — If someone beats the daylights out of another person, they hit them repeatedly. ( Knock can also be used and it can be made even stronger by saying the living daylights .) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • beat the daylights out of someone —    If someone beats the daylights out of another person, they hit them repeatedly. ( Knock can also be used and it can be made even stronger by saying the living daylights .)   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • beat the daylights out of someone — beat/knock the (living) daylights out of (someone) to hit someone very hard many times. I ll knock the living daylights out of him if I catch him doing it again! …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat\ the\ tar\ out\ of — • beat the out of • lick the out of • whale the out of v. phr. informal To beat hard; give a bad beating to. Used with several words after the , as daylights , living daylights , tar . The big kid told Charlie that he would beat the daylights out …   Словарь американских идиом

  • beat the shit out of — {v. phr.}, {vulgar}, {avoidable} See: KNOCK THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beat the shit out of — {v. phr.}, {vulgar}, {avoidable} See: KNOCK THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beat\ the\ shit\ out\ of — v. phr. vulgar avoidable See: knock the living daylights out of …   Словарь американских идиом

  • knock the daylights out of — beat/knock the (living) daylights out of (someone) to hit someone very hard many times. I ll knock the living daylights out of him if I catch him doing it again! …   New idioms dictionary

  • knock the daylights out of someone — beat/knock the (living) daylights out of (someone) to hit someone very hard many times. I ll knock the living daylights out of him if I catch him doing it again! …   New idioms dictionary