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wail on

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It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.
Douglas Macarthur
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wail on

  1. (slang) To strike an opponent heavily and repeatedly in a fight.
  2. (slang) To beat heavily on anything.
    The wrench wouldn’t budge, even though Tony was just wailing on it with a big old sledge hammer.

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