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. the warden will come down hard on all of us
  2. the warden will come down hard on all of us
  3. his wife comes down hard on his smoking
  4. if you don't work diligently, the boss will come down hard on you
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