skin alive

[skin alive] {v. phr.} 1. {informal} To scold angrily.

Motherwill skin you alive when she sees your torn pants.

2. {informal} Tospank or beat.

Dad was ready to skin us alive when he found we hadruined his saw.

3. {slang} To defeat.

We all did our best, but thevisiting gymnastic team skinned us alive.