slap down something/someone Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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Meaning of "slap down something/someone" - American English Dictionary

slap down something/someone

phrasal verb with slap  us   /slæp/ verb
to severely criticize or defeat something or someone: She showed no regrets after being slapped down by a panel of judges.
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