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 to the sword

To kill; slay.
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We often turn up against top sides but world champs Germany could put us to the sword tonight.
It was just one of those nights where we never got out of second gear, and Dublin just put us to the sword early on.
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.
They are a quality side and they put us to the sword in the end.
Paul said: "Wakefield put us to the sword early on but our goal-line defence was good at Hull last week and we backed it up.
Samoa coach Michael Jones added: ""We put England under a lot of pressure, but in the end they put us to the sword.