skin alive

skin alive
remove one's skin while he is still alive; save; defeat

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • skin alive — skin (someone) alive to punish someone very severely. Sharon will skin me alive if I m late …   New idioms dictionary

  • skin alive — phrasal : to torture or fleece callously or mercilessly * * * skin (someone) alive see ↑skin, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑alive skin (someone) alive informal : to punish (someone) severely …   Useful english dictionary

  • skin alive — {v. phr.} 1. {informal} To scold angrily. * /Mother will skin you alive when she sees your torn pants./ 2. {informal} To spank or beat. * /Dad was ready to skin us alive when he found we had ruined his saw./ 3. {slang} To defeat. * /We all did… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • skin\ alive — v. phr. 1. informal To scold angrily. Mother will skin you alive when she sees your torn pants. 2. informal To spank or beat. Dad was ready to skin us alive when he found we had ruined his saw. 3. slang To defeat. We all did our best, but the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • skin alive — scold angrily, spank or beat She told her son that if he was late for dinner she would skin him alive …   Idioms and examples

  • skin alive — informal Dad would skin me alive if I forgot it Syn: punish severely; informal murder, come down on (like a ton of bricks), give what for …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • skin alive —  Thrash …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • skin — [skin] n. [ME skinn < ON, akin to Ger schinden, to flay, peel < IE * (s)ken(d) , to split off (< base * sek , to cut: see SAW1) > OIr ceinn, a scale, scurf] 1. the outer covering or integument of the animal body 2. such a covering,… …   English World dictionary

  • skin — skinlike, adj. /skin/, n., v., skinned, skinning, adj. n. 1. the external covering or integument of an animal body, esp. when soft and flexible. 2. such an integument stripped from the body of an animal, esp. a small animal; pelt: a beaver skin.… …   Universalium

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