come down hard on meaning
- [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.
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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