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come down on sb/sth

phrasal verb with come uk   us   /kʌm/ verb (came, come)
to punish or criticize a person or activity very strongly: They're coming down heavily on people for not paying their licence fees. The authorities plan to come down hard on truancy in future.
Translations of “come down on sb/sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 嚴厲處罰, 斥責, 訓斥…
in Chinese (Simplified) 严厉处罚, 斥责, 训斥…
(Definition of come down on sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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