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slap sb down

usually disapproving
verb [T] uk phrasal verb with slap   /slæp/ (-pp-) us  
to stop someone from talking or making suggestions, often in an unpleasant way: I tried to suggest ways in which the plans could be improved, but he slapped me down.
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