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give (one) Hail Columbia

To scold someone harshly. "Hail Columbia" is a euphemism for "hell." My mom really gave me Hail Columbia when she saw my report card and found out that I was failing three classes.
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give someone Hail Columbia

Inf. to scold someone severely. The teacher gave her students Hail Columbia over their poor test scores. If Miss Ellen finds out I broke her window, she'll give me Hail Columbia for sure!
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You should look at the name Columbia Elementary and be really proud of that name.
The program enables our organization to reach a new generation of future appraisers and to maintain our high standards of professionalism and integrity, which is the Columbia Society's primary mission.
Shishmolkin noted that Andrew Grossman, the senior vice president of Columbia Artists producing the tour, was "notified repeatedly by the leadership of the Bolshoi Theatre about the irregularity of his acts and the illegal use of the name of the Bolshoi Theatre.
Columbia and JPMorgan and their respective executive officers, directors, and employees may be deemed to be participating in the solicitation of proxies from the security holders of Columbia in connection with the merger.
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Veteran of 26 flights into space, Columbia will be largely disassembled inside the huge assembly building where all five shuttles - including the ill-fated Challenger - were put together in the 1970s and 1980s.
Columbia Equity Trust owns, operates, acquires and develops commercial office properties primarily in the Greater Washington, D.
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This spring, Columbia will embark upon a project to overhaul and create new faculty space at the Law School.
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Columbia and Sharp said last December that they had agreed to form a 50-50 partnership that would add four hospitals with 1,263 beds to the Columbia chain.
d/b/a Columbia Entertainment, today completed its acquisition of all of the outstanding common shares of Aztar Corp.
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We believe the depth and breadth of his experiences have prepared him well for his responsibilities at Columbia, and look forward to his contributions as we execute our strategic plan to become a leading player in the women's reproductive healthcare market.