clip someone round earhole

clip someone round earhole
clip someone round the ear/earhole/british informal phrase
to hit the side of someone’s head quickly, especially as a punishment
Thesaurus: to hit a personsynonym punishment of being hithyponym to attack a person or objectsynonym
Main entry: clip

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  • clip someone round the ear — clip someone round the ear/earhole/british informal phrase to hit the side of someone’s head quickly, especially as a punishment Thesaurus: to hit a personsynonym punishment of being hithyponym to attack a person or object …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) clip round earhole — a clip round the ear/earhole/british informal phrase a quick hit on the side of someone’s head, especially as a punishment Dad used to threaten us with a clip round the earhole. Thesaurus: hit with the hand or a weaponhyponym to attack a person… …   Useful english dictionary

  • clip */ — I UK [klɪp] / US verb Word forms clip : present tense I/you/we/they clip he/she/it clips present participle clipping past tense clipped past participle clipped 1) a) [transitive] to fasten one thing to another using a small object He collected up …   English dictionary

  • clip — clip1 [klıp] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(for fastening)¦ 2¦(film)¦ 3¦(gun)¦ 4 at a good/rapid/fast etc clip 5¦(cut)¦ 6 a clip round the ear/earhole 7¦(newspaper)¦ 8 $100/50 cents etc a clip ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Sense: 1,3,8; Date: 1400 1500; Origin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • clip — 1 noun 1 FOR FASTENING (C) a small metal or plastic object for holding or fastening things together: Fasten the microphone clip to your shirt front. | hair clip (=a piece of metal or plastic for keeping hair in the right place) see also: bulldog… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • (a) clip round the ear — a clip round the ear/earhole/british informal phrase a quick hit on the side of someone’s head, especially as a punishment Dad used to threaten us with a clip round the earhole. Thesaurus: hit with the hand or a weaponhyponym to attack a person… …   Useful english dictionary

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