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come down on sb/sth

phrasal verb with come uk   us   /kʌm/ verb (came, come)
to ​punish or ​criticize a ​person or ​activity very ​strongly: They're coming down heavily on ​people for not ​payingtheirlicencefees. The ​authoritiesplan to come down hard on ​truancy in ​future.
(Definition of come down on sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “come down on sb/sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 严厉处罚, 斥责, 训斥…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嚴厲處罰, 斥責, 訓斥…
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