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give (someone) the chair

1. To execute someone by electrocution by means of an electric chair. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. Some states will still give a prisoner the chair if they so choose.
2. In professional wrestling, to hit one's opponent with a metal folding chair, which is used as a prop during the performance. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. I was shocked to find my kindly old grandmother screaming, "Give him the chair!" during a pro wrestling match on TV.
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At present, we are minded to make a direction that would give the chair of the PMB the power to issue such instructions as he considers reasonably necessary to secure that your authority adequately discharges its safeguarding duties.
Developed in partnership with business conferencing services company Ring2, the applications give the chair person greater visibility, security and control over their BT MeetMe meetings from their smartphones or PC.
Although the CCW has now offered to place the story-telling chair at its exhibition centre at the footholds of Cadair Idris at Ystradlyn cottage, Nick is now offering to give the chair to anybody who can make the best use of it to raise funds for Children in Need.
Among those keen to hop in and give the chair a spin are pupils of Bamburgh Special School, in South Shields.
By agreement of both sides of the House, the Committee's recommendation to amend the Standing Rules to give the chair of the Committees of the Whole House a deliberative vote, and a second or casting vote in the event of a tie, was not adopted.
They, through the West Midlands Joint Committee, give the chair of the authority guidance every year on the major policy areas to be pursued, and the coming year's PTA levy on the districts.
Give the chair a base coat of matt emulsion followed by two coats of colour, allowing the first to dry completely before applying the second.
The widebelt and downdraft tables give the chair parts an improved finish and save time, Simek said.
The second arm rest, CA-2, has the same suggested retail and is styled to give the chair with a sweeping look, the company said.
A Rock Shox suspension system with adjustable pre-load and damping smoothes out the ride, while the two-stage motors give the chair enhanced speed and go-anywhere torque.
Chair Sheila Clarke said members "should never be put in that position again" and said future meetings should clearly separate the committee and members of the public and give the chair a microphone.
My partner, Darren, first read the story in the Chronicle and showed it to me and I decided I could give the chair to him.
Cymdeithas yr Iaith has already threatened to give the chair of the Welsh Language Board a hard time and Cymuned will be using the event to promote its strong antiinmigration stance into Welsh-speaking areas.
Cymdeithas yr Iaith has already threatened to give the chair of the Welsh Language Board a hard time, and Cymuned will be using the event to promote its strong anti-immigration stance into Welsh-speaking areas.
She again used Plasti-Kote to give the chairs their new 50s-style look.