skin (someone) alive

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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.

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“Skin (someone) alive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skin%20%28someone%29%20alive. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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