beat\ the\ living\ daylights\ out\ of

• beat the --- out of
• lick the --- out of
• whale the --- out of
v. phr. informal
To beat hard; give a bad beating to. - Used with several words after "the", as "daylights", "living daylights", "tar".

The big kid told Charlie that he would beat the daylights out of him if Charlie came in his yard again.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • beat the living daylights out of — beat/knock the (living) daylights out of (someone) to hit someone very hard many times. I ll knock the living daylights out of him if I catch him doing it again! …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat the living daylights out of —  Thrash severely …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • beat the living daylights out of — see daylight (sense 2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • beat the (living) daylights out of somebody — beat/knock the (living) ˈdaylights out of sb idiom (informal) to hit sb very hard several times and hurt them very much • Get out or I ll beat the living daylights out of you! Main entry: ↑daylightsidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • beat the living daylights out of someone — beat/knock the (living) daylights out of (someone) to hit someone very hard many times. I ll knock the living daylights out of him if I catch him doing it again! …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat the (living) daylights out of someone — beat/knock/the (living) daylights out of someone phrase to hit someone very hard many times so that you injure them seriously Thesaurus: to hit a personsynonym Main entry: daylights …   Useful english dictionary

  • beat the living daylights out of him — beat him out of shape, hit him senselessly, knocked him unconscious …   English contemporary dictionary

  • to beat the living daylights out of him — break his bones, beat him senseless, hit him …   English contemporary dictionary

  • —— the living daylights out of — do the specified thing to (someone) with great severity: he beat the living daylights out of them. → daylight …   English new terms dictionary

  • knock the living daylights out of — beat/knock the (living) daylights out of (someone) to hit someone very hard many times. I ll knock the living daylights out of him if I catch him doing it again! …   New idioms dictionary

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