beat\ the\ pants\ off


beat\ the\ pants\ off
v. phr.
1. To prevail over someone in a race or competition.

Jim beat the pants off George in the swimming race.

2. To give someone a severe physical beating.

Jack beat the pants off the two young men who were trying to hold him up in Central Park.


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

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