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English definition of “teach sb a lesson”
teach sb a lesson
›to punish someone so that they will not behavebadly again: The next time she's late, go without her. That should teach her a lesson.Punishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beating
Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.
by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,