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six of the best

  (British & Australian old-fashioned)
if you give someone six of the best, you punish them by hitting them, usually on their bottom with a long, thin stick Many teachers are faced with finding an alternative to six of the best for pupils who regularly break the rules.
See knock for six
See also: of, six
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The doctors say that it is all up with the old dear unless some food is got into him, but as he lies in bed with a revolver on his coverlet, and swears he will put six of the best through anyone that comes near him, there's been a bit of a strike among the serving-men.
COLNE VALLEY High School has delivered six of the best.
THIS free event, run by Songs of Praise, showcases six of the best amateur choirs in the UK as they battle it out to be named the best.
VOLVO is heralding six of the best with a wave of models boasting revised style, extra equipment and reduced CO2 emissions.
10 Minute Solution: Best Belly Blasters provides an outstanding collection of ten-minute exercises focusing on belly blaster ab toning, featuring six of the best workouts in one DVD.
SIX OF THE BEST George Rafferty, Neil BUSINESS development organisation NOF Energy has announced the appointment of six new board members as it continues its growth in existing and emerging energy sectors.
Epsom serves up six of the best in one day HAVING spent many years in the Epsom area, I can remember 30-plus trainers there, with so many horses crossing the Downs each morning.
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Over the first ten months of the current fiscal year, the company has had its best month ever - and six of the best nine months it has ever had.
RE your letter on pay for British servicemen: pounds 15,677 may seem chickenfeed but when I was called up in 1939 - and lost more than six of the best years of my young life - I received 15 shillings (75p) a week.
Callum Johnson and Andrew Sharpe were hat-trick heroes as Rutherfords hit Whickham Fellside Reds for six of the best in the Under-Nine Division.
Six of the best dogs in the country will be competing for the prize, which was won last year by Lig Do Scith.
To help you tone that tummy or flex those pecs in the privacy of your living room, we've selected six of the best so you can choose your own famous trainer for 2006.
We have six of the best musicians in the business at this service,'' said the Rev.