have someone's ass in a sling
have (one's) ass in a sling
vulgar slang To punish one for a wrongdoing. When the boss finds out I haven't handed in my budget yet, he'll have my ass in a sling.
have someone's ass in a slingor
put someone's ass in a slingAMERICAN, INFORMAL, RUDE
If someone has someone else's ass in a sling or puts someone else's ass in a sling, they punish them or cause trouble for them. I'm willing to bet Harris would put my ass in a sling for doing it. Note: You can also say that someone's ass is in a sling, meaning that they are in a difficult situation. His ass is in a sling and he knows it.