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English definition of “put sb through the wringer”

put sb through the wringer

informal
to ask someone difficult or unpleasant questions, often to find out if they are doing their job in a satisfactory way: Outside investigators will put the company's accounting practices through the wringer.Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
(Definition of put sb through the wringer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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