slap (one) around

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slap (one) around

To physically assault someone, especially as a means of control or intimidation. Our dad wasn't afraid to slap us around a bit when we got out of line as kids. If he still won't sign the contract, send some muscle over there to slap him around a bit.
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slap around

v.
To be rough or brutal with someone; abuse someone: The gangsters threatened to slap me around if I didn't get the money by Friday.
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'Our evening will then conclude with us crying like 6-year-olds when the police take us into lock-up and slap us around a bit, at which point we will swear upon our grandfathers' graves, except Kami, whose dada jaan is still around, to never display such behaviour again,' he said.
If you plotted a graph of a phone call's usefulness from Alexander Graham Bell's first in 1876 until today, it would climb steadily through the 20th century, rocket skyward with the advent of mobile phones, and then take a U-turn and slap us around the ears with everything the machines have learned.
And, since about half of our work was American, that I felt was really going to slap us around in terms of our competitiveness," Harilaid says.