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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You want to slap an obnoxious child actor upside the head.
About Two by Four Founded in 1998, Two by Four is a fully integrated marketing agency focused on developing market-changing ideas that knock consumers upside the head and leave an impression.
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.
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.
Thank heaven for Lent, the Lord's annual slap upside the head.
Tatum's John Cale is a dull beefcake hero (he's no John McClane), and it does seem like he gets out of tight spots too easily -- bullets keep missing him -- but the actor's gift for easy empathy is much in evidence, and he also manages to play scenes alongside the world's poutiest, most annoying 11-year-old girl (more like 11 going on 16) without smacking her upside the head, which is certainly something.
When Lindsay ran her upside the boat, I gaffed the fish right upside the head.
When he said: 'OK, let me beat him up, hit him upside the head,' I agreed, but that is all that I admit to doing," he said in court.
Hutchinson, you may recall, called the Little Rock Police Department back in September after a former girlfriend (before and after his divorce) named Julie McGee hit him upside the head with a "small preserved alligator head.
A day later, Haney told his audience that he was angry "at certain employees who felt that he was abusing them, and whom he wanted to 'smack upside the head,'" - comments that the lawsuit alleges were obviously directed at Fleming.
Many are not, and when it comes to basic gun safety, there are those who need to be hit upside the head with a 2x4 to get their attention.
Wow, that's a mouthful of hops," taster Gregg Glaser noted, "It sure slaps you upside the head.