To break the neck of

Related to To break the neck of: Broken neck
to destroy the main force of; to break the back of.
- Deut. xxxi. 27.

See also: Neck

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa threatened to break the neck of the police commander who accepted half a million peso bribe from a scalawag cop to avoid his assignment in Basilan.