Kick the hell out of - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
kick the hell out of (someone) (redirected from kick the hell out of)
kick 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 kicked the hell out of him. I'm worried that the captain of the football team will kick 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 kick the hell out of you, I swear!
2. To defeat an opponent decisively. The final score was 17-1? Wow, we really kicked the hell out of that team!
beat/knock/kick the ˈhell out of somebody/something (informal) (also beat/knock/kick the ˈshit out of somebody/something taboo, slang) beat, etc. somebody/something very hard: If the crowd had managed to get hold of the robber, they would have beaten the hell out of him. ♢ The gang knocked the hell out of him for no reason at all.
References in periodicals archive
We're going to kick the hell out of
him all the time and we're going to go through him like crap through a goose"?
We had some 63-year-old lady celebrating her birthday, and helped us kick the hell out of
some methed-out punker.