fill full of lead

fill (someone) full of lead

slang To shoot someone many times with a gun. ("Lead" here refers to bullets.) Of course I gave him my wallet—he threatened to fill me full of lead!
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fill someone full of lead

Sl. to shoot someone. The shopkeeper bought a gun and swore the next time someone broke into the shop, he'd fill him full of lead. Don't move, or I'll fill you full of lead.
See also: fill, full, lead, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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