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To "use the ruler" or threaten to "give the ruler" is a euphemism for the thrashing grown men and women would administer to little boys in schools (rarely, girls). A wooden ruler would be used to kolt knuckles or calves. For serious offences (like stealing a rubber), the ruler would be turned on its side, and the thin edge used to crack down on shaking, little chile knuckles.

Usage

Student: "Ai, write neatly man otherwise Miss will use the ruler!"
Or
Teacher: "If you don't all keep quiet now, I will use the ruler on each and every one of you! I want pindrop silence!"
Added 2011-07-03 by Minkey Chief

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

School and College

Related Terms

rubber, pindrop silence

Terms referencing this

pen fight