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Chinese (Traditional) translation of “throw the book at sb”

throw the book at sb

to severely punish someone
狠狠責罰(某人)
After the accident, the safety inspector threw the book at the company directors.
事故發生之後,安全督查員狠狠批評了公司的管理人員。
Chastising and rebukingPunishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beating
(Definition of throw the book at sb from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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