Hit (someone) very hard or for a long time:‘they caught the two and started beating the bejesus out of them’
- ‘If you don't enjoy watching grown men beating the bejesus out of each other, forget it.’
- ‘Sadly, while you'll succeed in beating the bejeezus out of Ash repeatedly, he will ultimately wipe you from existence.’
- ‘We just wanted to see what she was going to do next, as if there really was the chance that she and Nancy would beat the bejesus out of each other in the middle of the ice.’
- ‘‘Whenever people see a mascot, they can't help beating the bejesus out of it,’ Rolling Stone relates.’
- ‘The Dentons weren't happy to just beat the bejesus out of us, they went to the city council to complain.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.