put (someone) to the sword

idiom

literary
: to kill (someone) with a sword

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Recent Examples on the Web Experts have projected for months that white-collar jobs would be the first to be put to the sword this time around. Trey Williams, Fortune, 9 Nov. 2022

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“Put (someone) to the sword.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20%28someone%29%20to%20the%20sword. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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