upside the head

upside the head

Against the side of someone's head, as in With those nightsticks the police are known for knocking suspects upside the head. [Slang; second half of 1900s]
See also: head, upside
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McGregor did not stop there and returned to the top of the cage and straight slapped one of the officials upside the head.
But if it didn't occur to me until it rudely smacked me upside the head, well, it might just sneak up on you, too, even if you are an ATP with thousands of hours.
By all indications, Martin possessed grit, as did so many in those days, and he might knock me upside the head if he heard me say I think of him while I plant potatoes.
The wise leader will make changes incrementally after assessing her new situation, offering assurance that change will come without hitting people upside the head with it.
Russians that would slap you upside the head if you weren't careful
You want to slap an obnoxious child actor upside the head.
95, 336 pages, ISBN 9780385354158), Bruno is slapped upside the head with one of the most difficult cases of his career.
HE was beating me upside the head," Floyd Dent, a 57-year-old longtime autoworker told a gaggle of reporters, according to The Detroit Free Press.
Each of us has little moments in our days, times when a line from scripture or a sermon will surface and make ripples, when we will experience a moment of grace, or when God will give us a smack upside the head.
But reality smacks her upside the head after Kat has a miscarriage and the two go to the hospital, incurring Devon's wrath when he suspects they have told the officials what is going on.
When electric motors die, they can sometimes be coaxed back to life temporarily with a whack upside the head (and yes, that's the technical term).
LISA IS A BIG PIG: More than 1,000 pounds, and when she goes into heat she can and will go through just about anyone or anything; so it is sadly not surprising that the farmer who owned Lisa used to whack her upside the head with a two-by-four.
had grabbed his pet alligator and whopped her upside the head with it, inflicting serious bodily injury and ringin' her chimes like a church bell.
I WANT TO SMACK HIM UPSIDE THE HEAD WITH MY TOP ELEMENT