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slap sb down

usually disapproving
phrasal verb with slap uk   us   /slæp/ verb [T] (-pp-)
to ​stop someone from ​talking or making ​suggestions, often in an ​unpleasant way: I ​tried to ​suggestways in which the ​plans could be ​improved, but he ​slapped me down.
(Definition of slap sb down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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