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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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But here, on 33 minutes, the Brazilian assumed the role of villain, allowing Romelu Lukaku's tame left-wing cross to slip from his grasp and give Jesse Lingard the opportunity to give Manchester United an unlikely route back into the game.
My favorite part is when he's walking down the street, strongly intimating that the ghost of Ronald Reagan has personally guaranteed these loans, and he inexplicably turns to the newspaper vendor he passes and barks, "Right, Jesse?'' 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.
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." There was a pause at the other end of the line.
On balance, then, Stanford's initial attempts to give Jesse Jackson and his chanting marchers what they wanted must be judged only partially successful.