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crack the whip

to use your authority to make someone else behave better or work harder: We were two months behind schedule, so I decided it was time to crack the whip.
(Definition of crack the whip from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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crack the whip

to act with authority to make someone work harder: I'm going to have to crack the whip to get these kids to study more before finals.
(Definition of crack the whip from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “crack the whip”
in Chinese (Simplified) 威逼,施威(使某人表现更好或更卖力)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 威逼,施威(使某人表現更好或更賣力)…
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