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    #1

    I slapped him like a police officer

    In my language, when you slap someone really hard, you say this:

    I slapped him like a police officer.

    Is there a similar idiom/expression in English to use when someone slaps someone hard?

    I know bi*ch-slap but I am looking for something polite.

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    #2

    Re: I slapped him like a police officer

    I doubt it.

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    #3

    Re: I slapped him like a police officer

    I slapped him silly is similar but not identical. It means you slapped him repeatedly until he became dazed.
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    #4

    Re: I slapped him like a police officer

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I slapped him silly is similar but not identical. It means you slapped him repeatedly until he became dazed.
    I don't get it. Is it for humorous situations when you slap someone for fun? Or can be applied for when you are really really angry and you slap someone a few times in a row?

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    #5

    Re: I slapped him like a police officer

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    I don't get it. Is it for humorous situations when you slap someone for fun? Or can be applied for when you are really really angry and you slap someone a few times in a row?
    The latter. I slapped him repeatedly — many times, not just a few — until he lost the ability to talk sensibly.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: I slapped him like a police officer

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The latter. I slapped him repeatedly — many times, not just a few — until he lost the ability to talk sensibly.
    So it's quite violent

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    #7

    Re: I slapped him like a police officer

    The police are not meant to slap people here.

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    #8

    Re: I slapped him like a police officer

    We do have the expression to slap someone like a ginger stepchild, but I wouldn't recommend using it in polite company as it is discriminatory towards people who have red hair.

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    #9

    Re: I slapped him like a police officer

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    We do have the expression to slap someone like a ginger stepchild, but I wouldn't recommend using it in polite company as it is discriminatory towards people who have red hair.
    And completely unknown in American English.
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    #10

    Re: I slapped him like a police officer

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    We do have the expression to slap someone like a ginger stepchild, but I wouldn't recommend using it in polite company as it is discriminatory towards people who have red hair.
    It's not a good idea to slap a stepchild!

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