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

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put sb through the wringer

informal to ​ask someone ​difficult or ​unpleasantquestions, often to ​find out if they are doing ​theirjob in a ​satisfactory way: Outside ​investigators will put the company's ​accountingpractices through the wringer.
(Definition of put sb through the wringer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “put sb through the wringer”
in Chinese (Simplified) (提出刁钻问题)使(某人)饱受折磨,使经受考验…
in Chinese (Traditional) (提出刁鑽問題)使(某人)飽受折磨,使經受考驗…
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