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have (one's) guts for garters

To thoroughly and intensely punish, rebuke, scold, or berate one. Primarily heard in UK. My parents said they'd have my guts for garters if I took the car again without permission.
See also: for, garter, gut, have
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have someone's guts for garters

punish or rebuke someone severely. informal
See also: for, garter, gut, have
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have somebody’s ˌguts for ˈgarters

(British English, informal) be very angry with somebody and punish them severely for something they have done: She’d have my guts for garters if she knew I’d lent you her car.
See also: for, garter, gut, have
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