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do a number on sb

US slang
to injure someone or something, or to hurt or embarrass someone: I really did a number on my ankle when I fell. She really did a number on her old boyfriend, making him beg her to come back and then turning him down.
(Definition of do a number on sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “do a number on sb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 伤害某人, 打败某人, 使某人难堪…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傷害某人, 打敗某人, 使某人難堪…
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