Box their ears - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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box (one's) ears
To hit someone. This now-outdated phrase is usually said as a vague threat. The next time you borrow my car without my permission, I'll box your ears!
box somebody’s ˈears,
give somebody a box on the ˈears (old-fashioned) hit somebody with your hand on the side of their head as a punishment: If you do that one more time I’ll box your ears, boy!
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"Now let us pray for one another and for peace on earth!" I shouted, wanting to box their ears
. "Namaste!" Hands together, they followed orders.