beat the shit out of (one)

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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/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.

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