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English definition of “come down on sb”

come down on sb

phrasal verb with come     /kʌm/ verb (past tense came, past participle come)
to punish or criticize someone: The police are coming down hard on people for not paying parking fines.Chastising and rebukingPunishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beating
(Definition of come down on sb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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