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crack the whip

to use your authority to make someone else behave better or work harder: We were two months behind schedule, so I decided it was time to crack the whip.
Translations of “crack the whip”
in Chinese (Traditional) 威逼,施威(使某人表現更好或更賣力)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 威逼,施威(使某人表现更好或更卖力)…
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