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come down on meaning

  "come down on" in a sentence
  • come down on sb to criticize or punish someone for something, especially severely and often unfairly:
    Your manager will really come down on you if the job isn't finished in time.
    come down on sb like a ton of bricks (=criticize or punish someone extremely severely)
    He made one tiny mistake and they all came down on him like a ton of bricks.
    come down hard/heavily on sb
    The judge came down hard on Davis, and sentenced him to six months imprisonment.

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  1. they began to come down on him like thunder.
  2. most of them are just coming down on the sunday for the day.
  3. if there's a mistake she'll come down on me like a ton of bricks.
  4. the jury is considering its verdict and we are waiting to see which side of the fence they will come down on.
  5. it would be very difficult to come down on the price

Related Words

  1. come down meaning
  2. come down hard meaning
  3. come down hard on meaning
  4. come down in the world meaning
  5. come down off one's high horse meaning
  6. come down on like a ton of bricks meaning
  7. come down to meaning
  8. come down to earth meaning
  9. come down to some place meaning
  10. come down to something meaning
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