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throw the book at sb

to severely punish someone
狠狠责罚(某人)
After the accident, the safety inspector threw the book at the company directors.
事故发生之后,安全督查员狠狠批评了公司的管理人员。
Chastising and rebukingPunishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beating
Translations of “throw the book at sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 狠狠責罰(某人)…
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