I have two questions. What is the meaning of words underlined be
llow.? 'Bellowing' is what a bull does. The stress changes too; below - /bɪ'ləʊ/, bellow - /'beləʊ/. Is it an Idiom? Yes, but an archaic one. I haven't heard it used - except in a jocular context - since my childhood. I'm not sure if the 'boxer' forms a fist, as a boxer would. And s/he hits the ears in a not over-vigourous way (stern, but loving). 'Ears' are the only possible object of this sort of 'box', in my experience. You couldn't, for example, 'box someone's elbow'.
I wept, I pleaded, I fell on my knees and begged him. All he did was box my ears and order me out of the house.
Thanks in advance
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