box (one's) ears

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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 This now-outdated phrase is usually said as a vague threat.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!
See also: box, ear

box somebody’s ˈears

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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!
See also: box, ear
References in classic literature ?
You come along back to your own nursery or I'll box your ears.
Are you tempting me to box your ears for you, or what?
We are still waiting for the perfect fighter; the boxer who combines speed, knock-out power, guts, fights at distance, fights inside, can have a war with you or box your ears off.
Like Tchaikovsky, Janis Joplin or some prematurely uncoiling coiled-spring character in a Guy Ritchie movie, these guys have talent, but they just can't wait to get in close and box your ears (or worse, probably) and as you hear a slowmotion hunter chase at Towcester treated to a Jonathan Pearce-style cup final treatment, you feel compelled to check in the diary that no-one has actually moved the Derby.
They well and truly box your ears in - but oh, how good it feels.
It had the Calzaghe watermark all over it as Macca sent an ominous message to his cruiserweight enemies that if his weapons of mass destruction wont blow you away, hell box your ears off instead.
ANDY MORRIS has identified a simple game plan for his British featherweight showdown with John Simpson next month and warned the Scot: I'm going to box your ears off to reclaim my crown.
We are still waiting for the perfect fighter; the boxer who combines speed, knock out power, guts, fights at distance, fights inside, can have a war with you or box your ears off.