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come down hard on meaning

  "come down hard on" in a sentence
  • [American idiom]
    to attack vigorously; to scold someone severely.
    Tom's parents really came down hard on him for coming home late.
    Yes, they came down on him hard.

  • [American slang]
    v., informal 1. To scold or punish strongly. The principal came down hard on the boys for breaking the window. 2. To oppose strongly. The minister in his sermon came down hard on drinking.

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  1. They should come down hard on the people who misuse them.
  2. Many of the Fenway Faithful have come down hard on Vaughn.
  3. We have the power to come down hard on the leadership.
  4. The authorities should come down hard on everyone who havebreeding grounds.
  5. Come down hard on vandals, NEW STRAITS TIMES-MANAGEMENT TIMES

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