skin alive

skin someone alive

Fig. to be very angry with someone; to scold someone severely. (Fig. on being angry enough to do this kind of bodily harm to someone.) I was so mad at Jane that I could have skinned her alive. If I don't get home on time, my parents will skin me alive.
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skin alive

Punish severely, as in If I find the guy who slashed my tire I'll skin him alive. This hyperbolic expression transfers the barbaric practice of flaying a live prisoner to other forms of punishment. [Colloquial mid-1800s]
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Available with another clinic named Skin Alive in the city, " Ultherapy is a great alternative for those who are not ready for surgery or for patients looking to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.
We were able to take bone and skin from his leg, as well as blood vessels that keep that skin alive and we basically reconstructed his face with that," Cannon said.
THEIR skin alive with flies, these children are among the lucky ones.
The redwood stairs, dirt ingested, old and cracked by the wind From the indecent ocean, Cypress clinging to the bluffs, surviving-just, moist air, pungent, Of salt, my skin alive.
From bigger pouts to defined eyebrows, one can actually aim at a ' new appearance'," states renowned cosmetologist Dr Chiranjiv Chhabra of Skin Alive clinic, New Delhi.
A better profile picture goes a long way in projecting a good image because online presence is for multiple purposes -- from dating and marriage proposals to professional networking," said Dr Chiranjiv Chhabra, dermatologist, Skin Alive Clinic.
You don't have to shampoo your hair every time but do rinse it with tepid water Rinsing hair with lemon juice or vinegar after a swim is an at- home care remedy that works well -- Dr Chiranjiv Chabbra, dermatologist, Skin Alive, New Delhi
Chiranjeev Chhabra, a dermatologist at the Skin Alive Clinic, Panchsheel Park, says that the number of men (and collegegoing teenagers as well) coming to her for skin treatments has doubled in the past month.