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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We had enough decent chances to win the game, but the ease with which West Ham put us to the sword with perhaps their only real chances of the game presents us with a headache.
"They put us to the sword that day, and we still had a lot of our team of the noughties there, and Cork didn't fear us in any shape or form.
We just ran into some guys that are red-hot at the moment and they put us to the sword a bit.
Cas were flying at the time and we certainly weren't, and they really put us to the sword with a 53-10 win.
"They put us to the sword down there earlier in the season and taught us a lesson.
"I shudder to think how so-called stronger contenders will put us to the sword. It is early days but there's not a lot of time to sort out our problems before the serious business begins.
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.