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English definition of “come/suffer under the lash”

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come/suffer under the lash

to be severely criticized: The sales team came under the lash for poor results.
Translations of “come/suffer under the lash”
in Chinese (Traditional) 受到嚴厲批評,遭到痛斥…
in Chinese (Simplified) 受到严厉批评,遭到痛斥…
(Definition of come/suffer under the lash from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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