Nail to the wall - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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nail someone to a cross and nail someone('s hide) to the wall
Fig. to punish or scold someone severely. (Literally, to crucify someone or to nail someone's skin to the wall like that of a captured animal.) That guy was really mad. He really nailed you to a cross. She must hate your guts. She sure nailed your hide to the wall.
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But what an honours board the club will nail to the wall
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