Meaning of “hammer away at sb” in the English Dictionary

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"hammer away at sb" in Business English

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hammer away at sb

phrasal verb with hammer uk /ˈhæmər/ us verb [ T ]

to criticize someone or something strongly:

Plaintiffs hammered away at him for drawing $28 million in fees from his former company.

(Definition of “hammer away at sb” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)