beat the (living) daylights out of

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Definition of beat the (living) daylights out of

: to beat (someone) very badly They threatened to beat the (living) daylights out of him.

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“Beat the (living) daylights out of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beat%20the%20%28living%29%20daylights%20out%20of. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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