put someone's ass in a sling

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put (one's) ass in a sling

rude slang To severely punish or berate one for a wrongdoing. Mrs. Davis really put my ass in a sling. Could you hear the yelling all the way down the hall?
See also: ass, put, sling

put someone's (or have your) ass in a sling

land someone (or be) in trouble. North American vulgar slang
See also: ass, put, sling
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