beat the hell out of (someone)

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beat the hell out of (someone)

1. To deliver a violent and prolonged physical attack. This phrase can be used both literally and hyperbolically. Our neighbor is in the hospital because a burglar beat the hell out of him. I'm worried that the captain of the football team will beat the hell out of me if he finds out that I'm secretly seeing his girlfriend. If you ever scare me like that again, I'll beat the hell out of you, I swear!
2. To defeat an opponent decisively. The final score was 17-1? Wow, we really beat the hell out of that team!
See also: beat, hell, of, out