beat him with a rubber hose

barrysondakh

Senior Member
Indonesian; Chinese
Hi,

What does 'beat someone with a rubber hose' mean?

I mean, he just took, you know, if there were any recalcitrant members, he just took him in the back room and beat him with a rubber hose until they changed their minds
 
  • Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    It is literal in its meaning.

    This is beat in the sense of whip. He did that using a rubber hose as his instrument. He did it until they "changed their minds", meaning until they said they agreed to whatever it was that he wanted.

    (It is a particularly brutal sort of beating.)
     
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