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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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I know you're thinking I'm a bad mother for giving Jesse all those sweets but I really don't see how 72p-worth is going to do her any harm.