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upside the head

Against the side of someone's head, as in With those nightsticks the police are known for knocking suspects upside the head. [Slang; second half of 1900s]

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upsetting moment, upshift, upshot, upside, upside down, upside the head, upside-down cake, upsides, upsilon, upsilon particle, upsize
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