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English definition of “beat sb to a jelly”

beat sb to a jelly

mainly UK
to hit someone repeatedly and forcefully: They've threatened to beat him to a jelly if he doesn't repay the money.Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
(Definition of beat sb to a jelly from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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