Punish severely, as in If I find the guy who slashed my tire I'll skin him alive. This hyperbolic expression transfers the barbaric practice of flaying a live prisoner to other forms of punishment. [Colloquial mid-1800s]
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Creating PGCs from skin tissue, on the other hand, seems like a walk in the park compared to egg freezing.
“I sense that mobile games are starting to shed their skin, getting rid of all the dead things they carry around,” he says.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Everyone showed lots of skin and courtship perfumed the air.
The distinction between over-policing and non-responsiveness was alive and well in Bed-Stuy.
Most people, however, understood the significance of the photo immediately-- especially those who share my skin.
On the thirteenth of the same month they bound to the stake, in order to burn alive, a man who had two religious in his house.
Many of us had been hit by the balls, but a bruise or a graze of the skin was the worst consequence that had ensued.
To-day I'm more dead than alive, as we had a lesson from him yesterday that lasted four hours.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Sometimes the child lay so still that Aristide arose to see whether he was alive.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
So far as their thought is still alive these men will come into the discussion of living questions now.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells