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: