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!
See also: hand, head
References in classic literature ?
17, the Princess unlocked the door with her ruby key and after handing head No.
A stewards' inquiry was called but it did not look to concern the winner, who was handing Head and Bonilla another Group One success following on from Marchand D'Or in the July Cup on Friday.
But that was the only time the children faltered - and beaming Sir Jack was delighted to keep his pledge, handing head teacher Trevor Johnson a cheque for pounds 10,000.