Definition of “throw the book at sb” - English Dictionary


“throw the book at sb” in English

See all translations

throw the book at sb

to severely punish someone:

After the accident, the safety inspector threw the book at the company directors.

(Definition of “throw the book at sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Need a translator?

Translator tool

Get a quick, free translation!