The common beating imagery. It was used by Thurber in the New Yorker in 1951, but may now be obsolete.

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • clobber — 1 verb (T) informal 1 to hit someone very hard: I ll clobber you if you say that again. 2 to defeat someone very easily in a way that is embarrassing for the team that loses: The Dallas Cowboys clobbered the Buffalo Bills last night. 3 to affect… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • clob´ber|er — clob|ber «KLOB uhr», verb, noun. –v.t. Slang. 1. a) to strike or beat heavily: »If a member of one of the ten man teams happened to clobber a rival with a stick, or send him sprawling on his face, it was all part of the game (Time). b) to attack… …   Useful english dictionary

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