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slap (one) around

To physically assault someone, especially as a means of control or intimidation. Our dad wasn't afraid to slap us around a bit when we got out of line as kids. If he still won't sign the contract, send some muscle over there to slap him around a bit.
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slap around

v.
To be rough or brutal with someone; abuse someone: The gangsters threatened to slap me around if I didn't get the money by Friday.
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But I gave myself a virtual slap around the face and reminded myself this was the whole point - everyone is the same, they all do ordinary things in their spare time and I should share my experiences with the planet.
They also began to slap around and beat up the men.
Last weekend, when he came to stay with me, I grabbed hold of him and gave him a slap around the face and said 'You want to get on with it mate', because I know he has talent, and the more he pushes, the more he's going to get.
soldiers unlucky enough to fall into their hands, but let one ticked-off American soldier, in a fit of pique, go as far as slap around one of theirs and the PCs scream that we're torturing them.
Having said that, there remains a small minority of people whose reactions deserve less a pat on the back than a slap around the chops.
He was trying to suggest the referee was a little on the thin side to be a mongrel dog,and when I pointed out that Jeff Winter isn't a wan,but rather a rotund,cur; I got a slap around my spectacles for my trouble
It's not constructive at all to try to slap around Fidel Castro by imposing limits on the American people's right to travel.
I'm not one to slap around the ears--that kind of correction stuff.
That's probably no more than you'd get from the two slices of bread you slap around the meat.
A response liKe that could cause more than hurt feelings: it could bring a slap around the head.
And in the back row we've got young lads like Mike Stephens and Darren Forder but Rob Connolly's there, too, and he's able to give them a slap around the ear if they keep repeating the same mistakes.
So basically, we wouldn't blame him if he's wanting to give Rhian a massive slap around the chops.
We seem to remember this stunt turned out to be about as romantic as a slap around the face with a wet fish, so good luck with that, girls.
Lying little bleeder," he said and gave me a head-rattling slap around the chops.