fill someone in

vb
British
to beat someone up. A phrase dating from before World War II.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • fill someone in — INFORM OF, advise of, tell about, acquaint with, apprise of, brief on, update with; informal put in the picture about, bring up to speed on. → fill * * * fill someone in (informal) 1. To give someone detailed information about a situation 2. To… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fill someone in — give someone information. → fill …   English new terms dictionary

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  • fill someone's shoes — fill (someone s) shoes to do what someone else has done as well as they did. He was a great coach, and it s not going to be easy to get someone to fill his shoes …   New idioms dictionary

  • fill someone's shoes (or boots) — informal take over someone s role and fulfil it satisfactorily. → fill …   English new terms dictionary

  • fill someone's boots — ► fill someone s shoes (or boots) informal take over someone s role and fulfil it satisfactorily. Main Entry: ↑fill …   English terms dictionary

  • fill someone's shoes — ► fill someone s shoes (or boots) informal take over someone s role and fulfil it satisfactorily. Main Entry: ↑fill …   English terms dictionary

  • fill someone full of lead — pump/​fill someone full of lead informal phrase to shoot someone with a lot of bullets Thesaurus: to shoot someone or somethingsynonym types of gun and general words for gunhyponym Main entry: lead …   Useful english dictionary

  • fill someone's shoes — to do the job that someone used to do Not many people could fill the old man s shoes …   English dictionary

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