Meaning of “come down on someone” in the English Dictionary


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come down on someone

phrasal verb with come us /kʌm/ verb past tense came /keɪm/ , past participle come

to punish someone or treat someone severely:

They’re coming down heavily on people for not paying their taxes.

(Definition of “come down on someone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)