Meaning of “come down on sb/sth” in the English Dictionary

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"come down on sb/sth" in British English

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come down on sb/sth

phrasal verb with come uk /kʌm/ us /kʌm/ verb came, come

to punish or criticize a person or activity very strongly:

They're coming down heavily on people for not paying their licence fees.
The authorities plan 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)

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