have guts for garters

have guts for garters
have (your) guts for garters British, informal if you say that you will have someone's guts for garters, you mean that you intend to punish them very severely.

If I catch you smoking again I'll have your guts for garters.


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  • have your guts for garters — have (your) guts for garters British, informal if you say that you will have someone s guts for garters, you mean that you intend to punish them very severely. If I catch you smoking again I ll have your guts for garters …   New idioms dictionary

  • have somebody's guts for garters — have sb s ˌguts for ˈgarters f6 idiom (BrE, informal) to be very angry with sb and punish them severely for sth they have done • She ll have your guts for garters if she ever finds out. Main entry: ↑gut …   Useful english dictionary

  • have someone's guts for garters — have someone’s guts for garters british old fashioned phrase used for saying that you will punish someone severely for something they have done Thesaurus: to punish someonesynonym punishment of being legally killedhyponym Main entry: guts …   Useful english dictionary

  • have someone's guts for garters Brit. — have someone s guts for garters Brit. humorous used as a threat of punishment. → gut …   English new terms dictionary

  • have someone's guts for garters — ► have someone s guts for garters informal, humorous used as a threat of punishment. Main Entry: ↑gut …   English terms dictionary

  • have someone's guts for garters — verb To reprimand severely. If you go out and play and get your clothes dirty, Ill have your guts for garters! …   Wiktionary

  • have one's guts for garters — Vrb phrs. A reprimanding threat, usually to a youngster or child. E.g. If you don t tidy your room now I ll have your guts for garters …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • guts for garters — Kiwi (New Zealand Slang) in big trouble; as in I ll have your guts for garters! …   English dialects glossary

  • guts for garters — in big trouble; as in I ll have your guts for garters! …   Kiwi (New Zealand slang)

  • have someone's guts for garters — British old fashioned used for saying that you will punish someone severely for something they have done …   English dictionary

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