Meaning of “get socked with sth” in the English Dictionary

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"get socked with sth" in British English

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get socked with sth

mainly US

to suddenly receive something that causes you problems:

If you don't pay your credit card bill on time, you'll get socked with a huge late fee.

(Definition of “get socked with sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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