Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 00:58
settle (someone's) hash (third-person singular simple present settles someone's hash, present participle settling someone's hash, simple past and past participle settled someone's hash)
- (idiomatic) To physically or verbally subdue someone.
- 1851, S. G. Warren, Ten Thousand a Year, Jesper Harding, page 344,
- Wait and see old Caleb Quirk get into the box. I'll settle his hash in half a minute.
- 1913, D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 13
- “But wait till I light on you, no matter where it is, I’ll settle your hash for a bit, yer little swine!”
- 2004 July 8–14, "Devious Rabbit Tricks Bush Into Signing Gun Ban", The Onion, available in Embedded in America, ISBN 1400054567, page 202,
- "Sez Pezziden' Bush, sezee, 'I'm gwine ter settle yo' hash, ole Rabbit....'"