One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Beat someone severely.
- ‘One of the skinnier guys pushed him right over with a hit to his stomach, and immediately joined his buddies in beating Dmitri to a pulp.’
- ‘The lad on the floor looked like he had been beaten to a pulp.’
- ‘What kind of society do we have when our sons and daughters, our grandchildren, our brothers and sisters cannot travel home at night without a gang of aggressive drunks beating them to a pulp, just for the hell of it?’
- ‘Don't you realize that the evil bad-guy always reveals his diabolical plot right before the good-guy beats him to a pulp?’
- ‘Besides beating you to a pulp, I seem to have run out of ideas.’
- ‘You didn't get to see any of that because we were beaten to a pulp.’
- ‘It seems that half the men in the country would like to beat him to a pulp while half the women would like to go to bed with him.’
- ‘Her husband beats her to a pulp while the security guard reads his newspaper as if nothing is happening.’
- ‘Only about one per cent of the prison population, he calculates, are unreconstructed psychopaths who would beat you to a pulp for a fag-end.’
- ‘You are lucky my boyfriend stopped me from following you because I think I would have dragged you out of the car by your bleach blond hair, beat you to a pulp and then told your kid that you don't care about him.’
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