be heavy on sb Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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be heavy on sb

UK to ​treat or ​punish someone ​severely: I ​think his ​parents are being a ​bit heavy on him.
(Definition of be heavy on sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be heavy on sb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 严厉对待(某人), 严厉惩罚(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嚴厲對待(某人), 嚴厲懲罰(某人)…
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