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box (one's) ears

dated To hit one on the head, especially on or around one's ears. Typically used as a threat. The next time you borrow my car without my permission, I'll box your ears!
See also: box, ear
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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!
See also: box, ear
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