box someone's ears

box someone's ears
box someone’s ears informal old-fashioned phrase
to hit someone on the side of the head, as a punishment
Thesaurus: punishment of being hithyponym
Main entry: box

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slap someone on the side of the head as a punishment or in anger

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box someone's ears
old-fashioned : to hit someone on the sides of the head or on the ears

His mother threatened to box his ears if he misbehaved again.

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Main Entry:box
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box someone's ears — see box, 3
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Main Entry:ear

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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