hand (one) (one's) head

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hand (one) (one's) head

To completely destroy or devastate someone—as emphasized by the phrase's image of decapitation. I thought I was doing well in my new role, but man, did my boss hand me my head in my performance review!
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MANCHESTER City midfielder Aaron Mooy has joined Huddersfield Town as a permanent signing for a club-record transfer fee of PS8m - and the club, newly promoted to the Premier League, have handed head coach David Wagner a two-year deal.
This came as an Israeli force handed head of the Hebron-based Sharia court a notice, ordering him to close the court until further notice.
The result extended Scotland's winless run to six matches, handed head coach Andy Robinson a record of 11 losses in 14 Six Nations fixtures and meant for the third successive year a win on the final weekend of the championship is a must to avoid the ignominy of finishing sixth.
CASSIDY COVENTRY BLAZE netminder Trevor Koenig handed head coach Paul Thompson a boost in James Pease's testimonial match at the Skydome this week.
RUGBY LEAGUE: Bradford Bulls yesterday handed head coach Brian Noble a resounding vote of confidence by signing him up to a new two-year contract.
Coordinator of the popular committee against the wall and settlements, Rateb Jabour, told WAFA that soldiers handed head the of Yatta village council, Khaled Abu Humaid, a notice ordering them to stop the construction works on two 1700 cubic meters water tanks.
Tait has been handed head coach duties at Kingston Park, starting with Saturday's final league game of the season against Wasps.