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English definition of “beat the (living) daylights out of sb”

beat the (living) daylights out of sb

informal ( UK also knock the living daylights out of sb)
to hit someone very hard, many times: I'll beat the living daylights out of him if he says that again!
(Definition of beat the (living) daylights out of sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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