beat the shit out of someone

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beat the crap out of (someone)

To strike or assault someone violently and severely. Chiefly informal and colloquial. Hey, watch it, pal, or I'll beat the crap out of you! Two guys mugged me and then beat the crap out of me last night.
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beat the shit out of (one)

1. To physically attack one, as with punches and other blows, such that they suffer significant injury. 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 one decisively in a competition. The final score was 17-1? Wow, we really beat the shit out of that team!
See also: beat, of, out, shit

beat the shit out of someone

and kick the shit out of someone, knock the shit out of someone
tv. to beat someone very hard. (Usually objectionable.) Shut up, or I’ll beat the shit out of you! The teacher wanted to kick the shit out of the little felon but wisely restrained himself.
See also: beat, of, out, shit, someone