(US) to beat someone up very badly.
|Dly Inter-Mountain (Butte, MT) 20 Aug. 3/5: A terrific fist fight between two young society bloods created a [...] sensation last night [...] Fortune favored the light young blood from the start and the aggressor had the tar whaled out of him.|
|Valley of the Moon (1914) 154: The children of the white people that broke away from England an’ licked the tar outa her.|
|Torchy, Private Sec. 91: He’d made his grand roarin’ lion play, which had always scared the tar out of his folks.|
|At the Front in a Flivver 9 Sept. [Internet] if they saw a gun emplaced, they’d simply shell the tar out of us.|
|Babbitt (1974) 250: No wonder he wants to beat the tar out of those sons of guns!|
|(con. 1900s) Elmer Gantry 10: By God, I’ll knock the tar out of um!|
|Third Degree (1931) 111: Somehow or somewhere someone or something beat the tar out of the thug for being a squealer.|
|(con. 1920s) Studs Lonigan (1936) 198: What he needs is to get the tar kicked out of him.Young Manhood in|
|F.O.B. Detroit 50: Why didn’t you pound the tar outa him?|
|They Die with Their Boots Clean 5: You’re going to batter the tar out of Old Adolf.|
|Big Spring 59: You just started out by whaling the tar out of him [DA].|
|DA].‘Guv’ 248: He beat the living tar out of me two weeks ago [|
|Savage Night (1991) 23: If we spilled a little meal [...] or something like that, he’d beat the tar out of us.|
|Mad mag. Feb. 4: Ich’ll whale der tar aur frum dem!|
|Stand (1990) 517: He’d whale the tar out of me.|
|Different Seasons (1995) 455: You’re gonna get the tar whaled out of you.|
|Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-In 155: Wanda Bodine is trying to find me so she can kick the tar out of me over remarks I made the last two weeks.|
|review of ‘Mean Machine’ at RottenTomatoes.com [Internet] there’s just something about watching a squad of psychopathic underdogs whale the tar out of unsuspecting lawmen that reaches across time and distance.|
see seven kinds of shit under shit n.
to punish, to beat.
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