One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Arsenal can take a licking as much as any other club’
defeat, loss, beating, trouncing, thrashing, drubbing
hiding, pasting, caning, hammering, demolition, slaughter, massacre, annihilation
North American shellacking
2‘when his father heard what he had done, Ray got the worst licking of his life’
thrashing, beating, flogging, whipping, slapping, spanking, thumping
walloping, hiding, tanning, pasting, hammering, clobbering, lathering, larruping, working-over
North American whaling
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