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give (one) Hail Columbia

To scold someone harshly. "Hail Columbia" is a euphemism for "hell." My mom really gave me Hail Columbia when she saw my report card and found out that I was failing three classes.
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give someone Hail Columbia

Inf. to scold someone severely. The teacher gave her students Hail Columbia over their poor test scores. If Miss Ellen finds out I broke her window, she'll give me Hail Columbia for sure!
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It is with great joy that we can finally say, `Welcome to Columbia,''' Principal Dorothea Thompson said from an outdoor stage bedecked with balloons and bunting in red, white and blue, the school's colors.
The Mercy College collaboration is the second relationship between the Columbia Society and a New York area institution of higher learning.
The workers' commitment to Bird and Columbia Steel, coupled with Bird's decision to rebuild the plant rather than fold up, is one key to the foundry's lasting success.
While Columbia refused to release a list of its clients' itineraries, listings sent to Dance Magazine by presenters, interviews, and correspondents' reports reveal the group has engagements through May in at least eleven North American cities: Fort Myers, Tampa, and Ft.
These factors include, but are not limited to, (i) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement; (ii) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Columbia and others following announcement of the merger agreement; (iii) the inability to complete the merger due to the failure to obtain stockholder approval or the failure to satisfy other conditions to completion of the merger; (iv) risks that the proposed transaction disrupts current plans and operations and the potential difficulties in employee retention as a result of the merger; (v) the ability to recognize the benefits of the merger; and (vi) the amount of the costs, fees, expenses and charges related to the merger.
18 Columbia Turnpike was designed by Rotwein & Blake Associated Architects to accommodate a single tenant or multiple users.
Columbia Corporate Center is a hallmark property within Kushner Companies' growing commercial portfolio, which consists of several million square feet of office, industrial and retail space.
Columbia soon became California's second-largest city (some estimates place 15,000 residents here at the height of its popularity in the 1850s; most say about 6,000 were here).
If you bought shares of the Columbia Funds between February 13, 1999 and January 14, 2004, inclusive, and you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than April 13, 2004.
Lungren, who has jurisdiction over sales of nonprofit hospitals, said Columbia was paying $202 million for its half of the Sharp assets.
15 million from Nashville-based Columbia Healthcare, the nation's largest health care provider.
d/b/a Columbia Entertainment, today completed its acquisition of all of the outstanding common shares of Aztar Corp.