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have (one's) hide

To scold or punish someone harshly. The boss will have my hide if he finds out that I was the one responsible for the printing error.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

have someone's hide

Fig. to punish someone severely. The sheriff swore he'd have the outlaw's hide. You lousy no-good so-and-so! I'll have your hide!
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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