Meaning of “put sb through the wringer” in the English Dictionary

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"put sb through the wringer" in British English

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put sb through the wringer


to ask someone difficult or unpleasant questions, often to find out if they are doing their job in a satisfactory way:

Outside investigators will put the company's accounting practices through the wringer.

(Definition of “put sb through the wringer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)