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throw the book at sb

to severely punish someone: After the accident, the safety inspector threw the book at the company directors.
(Definition of throw the book at sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “throw the book at sb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 狠狠责罚(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 狠狠責罰(某人)…
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