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give (one) Jesse

To reprimand or punish someone. The phrase might refer to a "jesse," a strap used in falconry that was also used to strike poor performers of the sport. I'll give you Jesse if you come home after curfew again this weekend!
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Then he keeps walking and doesn't even give Jesse a chance to respond.
After living in a town for so many years, since moving out to the sticks to give Jesse a better life, I think my lack of countryside skills are a bit disappointing locally.
I know most of these men have children and families and ask them to put themselves in my shoes and give Jesse back so I may say goodbye.
The first run was at 80 mph to give Jesse the feel of the car,'' Swain said.
Wallace made a judgment call that discontinuing them after the first dose would give Jesse most of what he needed from the antibiotics and give his liver a break at the same time.
On balance, then, Stanford's initial attempts to give Jesse Jackson and his chanting marchers what they wanted must be judged only partially successful.