skin (someone) alive

Definition of skin (someone) alive

informal
:to punish (someone) severely
  • Mom is going to skin me alive when she finds out about the broken vase.

Word by Word Definitions

skin play
  1. : the integument of an animal (such as a fur-bearing mammal or a bird) separated from the body usually with its hair or feathers

  2. : a usually unmounted specimen of a vertebrate (as in a museum)

  3. : the hide or pelt of a game or domestic animal

  1. : to strip, scrape, or rub off an outer covering (such as the skin or rind) of

  2. : to strip or peel off

  3. : to cut, chip, or damage the surface of

  1. : devoted to showing nudes

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

alive play
  1. : having life : not dead or inanimate

  2. : still in existence, force, or operation : active

  3. : still active in competition with a chance of victory


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