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lay into someone

(past tense and past participle laid  /leɪd/ ) infml
phrasal verb with lay  us   /leɪ/ verb (past tense and past participle laid  /leɪd/ )
to attack someone physically or with words: The critics laid into her for a weak and lackluster performance.
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