knock the hell out of (one)(redirected from knock the hell out of somebody)
knock the hell out of (one)
1. To physically attack one, as with punches and other blows, such that they suffer significant injury. This phrase can be used both literally and hyperbolically. Our neighbor is in the hospital because a burglar knocked the hell out of him. I'm worried that the captain of the football team will knock the hell out of me if he finds out that I'm secretly seeing his girlfriend. If you ever scare me like that again, I'll knock the hell out of you, I swear!
2. To defeat one decisively in a competition. The final score was 17–1? Wow, we really knocked the hell out of that team!
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knock the hell out of someone or something
Inf. to strike someone or something very hard. (Use hell with discretion.) The bully knocked the hell out of Sam. You really knocked the hell out of my front bumper.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
beat/knock/kick the ˈhell out of somebody/something(informal) (also beat/knock/kick the ˈshit out of somebody/something taboo, slang) beat, etc. somebody/something very hard: If the crowd had managed to get hold of the robber, they would have beaten the hell out of him. ♢ The gang knocked the hell out of him for no reason at all.
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