whale the tar out of (one)

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whale the tar out of (one)

1. To beat or thrash one very severely. The police officer dragged the suspect from the car and started whaling the tar out of him. He threatened to whale the tar out of me if I didn't tell him where the money was.
2. To defeat or dominate one very thoroughly, as in a contest or competition. The other team whaled the tar out of us last year, but we're ready for them this time. We all expected her to win the election, but she absolutely whaled the tar out of her opponent.
See also: of, out, tar, whale

whale the tar out of someone

Inf. to spank or beat someone. (See also beat the living daylights out of someone.) My father threatened to whale the tar out of me. I'll whale the tar out of you when we get home if you don't settle down.
See also: of, out, tar, whale

whale the tar out of someone

tv. to spank or beat someone. (Sometimes said to a child.) My father threatened to whale the tar out of me.
See also: of, out, someone, tar, whale