beat the --- out of
or[lick the --- out of] or[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./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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