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skin sb alive

informal humorous
to punish or tell someone off severely: My mother will skin me alive for being so late home.
(Definition of skin sb alive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “skin sb alive”
in Chinese (Simplified) 活剥(某人)的皮,狠狠责罚(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 活剝(某人)的皮,狠狠責罰(某人)…
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