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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.
Translations of “put sb through the wringer”
in Chinese (Traditional) (提出刁鑽問題)使(某人)飽受折磨,使經受考驗…
in Chinese (Simplified) (提出刁钻问题)使(某人)饱受折磨,使经受考验…
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