put (someone) to the sword

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put (someone) to the sword

To slay or execute someone, especially in or as a consequence of war. These prisoners will be shown no mercy: we shall put them to the sword before sunrise.
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put someone to the sword

kill someone, especially in war.
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put to the sword

To kill; slay.
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They put us to the sword down there earlier in the season and taught us a lesson.
They will want to put us to the sword, if we don't turn up with the right kind of attitude, and that's not good for us, the town or the players.
It's a derby against a fierce local rival who will want to put us to the sword if we don't turn up with the right kind of attitude.
I shudder to think how so-called stronger contenders will put us to the sword.
Woods said: "Doncaster are a big and powerful side who played with pace and they put us to the sword.
They really put us to the sword at our place, like no other team has done for some time at Liberty Way," he said.
But all credit to Connacht, they really put us to the sword in the opening 30 minutes and by the time we came to life they were well out of sight.
Harriers boss Steve Burr said: "Newport put us to the sword in the first half and we scored our first goal against the run of play.
On the back of six big wins it does create a good spirit and we needed that spirit because Forest did put us to the sword at times and made it difficult for us.
He landed the mother of all gambles last Saturday and then put us to the sword again.
They (Australia) have put us to the sword in the last two games we've played against them.
But in Amsterdam we came crashing back down to earth as Ruud van Niselrooy's hat-trick put us to the sword and goals from Andre Ooijer, De Boer and Wesley Sneijder sealed a 6-0 rout.
Bury put us to the sword in the first half and we had to hang in there, but we came out a different side and were deserved winners.
They put us to the sword in the first half but we showed some resilience after the break which we have to take into Saturday's game.