There's a "beating", and then there's a "savage beating".

Marked by the lack of mercy, quarter, or even general rules of fair play, a savage beating can be delivered at any time, but is usually perpetrated by a larger antagonist against a smaller victim.

If you ever find yourself upside down, held by your ankles, whilst your head is bounced upon the icy cobblestones of Main Street, you may be experiencing a savage beating. Other signs include:

Dispensing a savage beating can bring with it severe penalties, including:

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