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Swift kick in the pants


A threat of a reprimand. An earned demerit. Not only are you being kicked in the rear, but it came very quickly (swiftly), ouch. (Compare to Come down hard on, Give you a piece of my mind, Tell of or Lets someone have it.)

“You got a dent in my car, I should give you a swift kick in the pants for that.”

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