Definition of skin (someone) aliveinformal
- Mom is going to skin me alive when she finds out about the broken vase.
: the integument of an animal (such as a fur-bearing mammal or a bird) separated from the body usually with its hair or feathers
: a usually unmounted specimen of a vertebrate (as in a museum)
: the hide or pelt of a game or domestic animal
: to strip, scrape, or rub off an outer covering (such as the skin or rind) of
: to strip or peel off
: to cut, chip, or damage the surface of
: devoted to showing nudes
: some person : somebody
: having life : not dead or inanimate
: still in existence, force, or operation : active
: still active in competition with a chance of victory
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