To receive a lashing from the cat o' nine tails whip.
A slave driver or prison guard might encourage his charges to complete a task in a more timely fashion lest he or she receive a "lick of the cat".
by R. Poulton August 15, 2006
Type your email address below to get our free Urban Word of the Day every morning!
Emails are sent from firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll never spam you.×