have ass in a sling
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have (one's) ass in a sling
vulgar slang To punish one for a wrongdoing. When the boss finds out I haven't handed in my budget yet, he'll have my ass in a sling.
have one's ass in a slingand have got one's ass in a sling
Sl. to be dejected or hurt; to be pouting. (Potentially offensive. Use only with discretion.) She's got her ass in a sling because she got stood up. So you didn't get a perfect score. Why do you have your ass in a sling?