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put the wood to someone

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put the wood to someone

verb phrase

To punish; coerce by threat of punishment: Why can't Mayor Barry put the wood to school administrators and demand more caring than this? (1970s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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