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a stick to beat sb with

UK
something that you can use to criticize, influence, or cause difficulty for someone or something you dislike or disapprove of: The party has a number of sticks with which to beat the prime minister into submission.
Traducciones de “a stick to beat sb with”
en chino (tradicionál) (某人)的把柄,(某人)的痛處…
en chino (simplificado) (某人)的把柄,(某人)的痛处…
(Definition of a stick to beat sb with from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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