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work someone over

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work someone over

verb phrase

To beat someone, esp cruelly and systematically; MESS someone UP: He tells me to work this guy over, do a number on him (1927+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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