To Kill a Mockingbird

What literary device does Lee use in this sentence...

"If Mr. Finch don't wear you out, I will --get in that house, sir!" (pg. 207)

What does this sentence illustatre?

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This is a colloquial phrase, "wear you out," which literally means giving someone a whipping. This is characteristic of the area in which the story takes place. It is a kind of hyperbole because it would take a huge amount of whipping to literally wear someone out.