tan someone's hide

idiom

Definition of tan someone's hide

informal + old-fashioned
: to beat or whip (someone) very badly He threatened to tan my hide if I didn't do what he told me to do.

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“Tan someone's hide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tan%20someone%27s%20hide. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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