tan someone's hide

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tan someone's hide

  1. (idiomatic) To beat or spank someone.
    • 1908, Stewart Edward White, The Adventures of Bobby Orde, ch. 12:
      "You lying little snipe," he roared. ". . . I've a mind to tan your hide good."

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Last modified on 17 June 2013, at 21:00