beat/knock/kick the hell out of somebody/something

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beat the hell out of (someone)

1. To deliver a violent and prolonged physical attack. This phrase can be used both literally and hyperbolically. Our neighbor is in the hospital because a burglar beat the hell out of him. I'm worried that the captain of the football team will beat the hell out of me if he finds out that I'm secretly seeing his girlfriend. If you ever scare me like that again, I'll beat the hell out of you, I swear!
2. To defeat an opponent decisively. The final score was 17-1? Wow, we really beat the hell out of that team!
See also: beat, hell, of, out

beat the shit out of (someone)

1. rude slang To deliver a violent and prolonged physical attack. This phrase can be used both literally and hyperbolically. Our neighbor is in the hospital because a burglar beat the shit out of him. I'm worried that the captain of the football team will beat the shit out of me if he finds out that I'm secretly seeing his girlfriend. If you ever scare me like that again, I'll beat the shit out of you, I swear!
2. rude slang To defeat an opponent decisively. The final score was 17-1? Wow, we really beat the shit out of that team!
See also: beat, of, out, shit

kick the hell out of (someone)

1. To deliver a violent and prolonged physical attack. This phrase can be used both literally and hyperbolically. Our neighbor is in the hospital because a burglar kicked the hell out of him. I'm worried that the captain of the football team will kick the hell out of me if he finds out that I'm secretly seeing his girlfriend. If you ever scare me like that again, I'll kick the hell out of you, I swear!
2. To defeat an opponent decisively. The final score was 17-1? Wow, we really kicked the hell out of that team!
See also: hell, kick, of, out

knock the hell out of (someone)

1. To deliver a violent and prolonged physical attack. This phrase can be used both literally and hyperbolically. Our neighbor is in the hospital because a burglar knocked the hell out of him. I'm worried that the captain of the football team will knock the hell out of me if he finds out that I'm secretly seeing his girlfriend. If you ever scare me like that again, I'll knock the hell out of you, I swear!
2. To defeat an opponent decisively. The final score was 17-1? Wow, we really knocked the hell out of that team!
See also: hell, knock, of, out

beat the hell out of someone

 and beat the living daylights out of someone ; beat the pants off (of) someone; beat the shit out of someone; beat the socks off (of) someone; beat the stuffing out of someone; beat the tar out of someone
1. Fig. to defeat someone very badly. (Caution: the use of the word shit is considered vulgar and is offensive to many people. Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Our team beat the hell out of the other side. We beat the stuffing out of the other side.
2. Fig. Inf. to batter someone severely. (Alludes to physical violence, not the removal of someone's pants. Of is usually retained before pronouns.) The thugs beat the living daylights out of their victim. If you do that again, I'll beat the pants off of you. Before the boxing match Max said he would beat the socks off Lefty.
See also: beat, hell, of, out

knock the hell out of someone or something

Inf. to strike someone or something very hard. (Use hell with discretion.) The bully knocked the hell out of Sam. You really knocked the hell out of my front bumper.
See also: hell, knock, of, out

beat/knock/kick the ˈhell out of somebody/something

(informal) (also beat/knock/kick the ˈshit out of somebody/something taboo, slang) beat, etc. somebody/something very hard: If the crowd had managed to get hold of the robber, they would have beaten the hell out of him.The gang knocked the hell out of him for no reason at all.