Make a hand of
or on (To). To slay, destroy, waste, or spoil.
“So when I came to myself again, I' cried him mercy: but he said, `I
know not to show mercy;' and with that knockt me down again. He had,
doubtless, made a hand of me, but that one came by, and bid him
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894