upside the head


US, informal
: on the side of one's head
She smacked him upside the head.

Examples of upside the head in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Freshwater sprayed the faces of the participants, followed by mud and then the blood of their adversaries as hundreds of silvery fish leaped into the air, some landing in the boats, others smacking the fishermen upside the head. Adriana Pérez, Chicago Tribune, 13 Aug. 2023 Berg will be back to slap you upside the head again a few pages later. Ron Charles, Washington Post, 13 Dec. 2022 Knowing when to pivot might not hit upside the head like lockdowns did. Ashley Stahl, Forbes, 9 Aug. 2022 The Guardians past hit them upside the head Saturday afternoon at Tropicana Field. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 30 July 2022 Back then, you got slapped upside the head for lying. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, 19 May 2022 Smith took seven intentional steps then smacked Rock upside the head with an emphatic right hand. Roy S. Johnson |, al, 28 Mar. 2022 Or maybe Howard wanted to beat up Gard’s assistant coach, whom Howard slapped upside the head. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 21 Feb. 2022 And there was the butt-kicking the Lakers endured in the third quarter when the Suns smacked them upside the head in building a 32-point lead before a late L.A. rally made the final score respectable. Broderick Turner Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 23 Oct. 2021 See More

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“Upside the head.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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