- (the) ten commandments
- scratches by a woman's fingernailsWhen she says to a man 'Thou shalt not':Could I come near your beauty with my nails,I'd set my ten commandments in your face.(Shakeapeare, 2 Henry V7)In occasional modern use it may refer to punches by either sex.
How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. R. W. Holder. 2014.