wring (one's) neck

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wring (one's) neck

To strangle someone. The phrase is used as a threat, but never refers to actually strangling someone. I'll wring your neck the next time you talk to me like that, you hear me? That's the second time this week he's eaten my lunch. I ought to wring his neck!
See also: neck, wring

wring someone's neck

If you say that you would like to wring someone's neck you mean that you are very angry with them. I'll wring his neck if I catch him! I could wring her neck the way I'm feeling at the moment. Note: To wring something means to twist it and squeeze it.
See also: neck, wring

ˌwring somebody’s ˈneck

(spoken, informal) used as an expression of anger or as a threat: If I find the person who did this, I’ll wring his neck!
If you wring a bird’s neck, you twist it in order to kill the bird.
See also: neck, wring
References in classic literature ?
You take one step in his direction and I'll wring your neck. [He lays hands on her].
Get along with you, or I'll wring your necks! Move on there!
Five minutes later the defendant came out and said "come back in now you f*** c***, if you don't I'll wring your neck".
The 50-year-old, of Brecon Road, Merthyr Tydfil, had earlier been heard by a neighbour to shout at her, "Come back in now, you f*** c***, if you don't I'll wring your neck".