come down on someone like a ton of bricks

come down on someone like a ton of bricks
come down on someone like a ton of bricks informal phrase
to criticize or punish someone very severely
Thesaurus: to criticize stronglysynonym
Main entry: ton

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  • come down on someone like a ton of bricks — be/come down on (someone) like a ton of bricks informal to punish someone very quickly and severely. If you miss any more classes, your teachers will be down on you like a ton of bricks. When he failed to supply his accounts, tax inspectors came… …   New idioms dictionary

  • be down on someone like a ton of bricks — be/come down on (someone) like a ton of bricks informal to punish someone very quickly and severely. If you miss any more classes, your teachers will be down on you like a ton of bricks. When he failed to supply his accounts, tax inspectors came… …   New idioms dictionary

  • come down on someone like a ton of bricks — informal to criticize or punish someone very severely …   English dictionary

  • have (someone) down on (you) like a ton of bricks — informal be/come down on (someone) like a ton of bricks to punish someone very quickly and severely. If she starts drinking again she ll have the family down on her like a ton of bricks …   New idioms dictionary

  • come down on like a ton of bricks — be/come down on (someone) like a ton of bricks informal to punish someone very quickly and severely. If you miss any more classes, your teachers will be down on you like a ton of bricks. When he failed to supply his accounts, tax inspectors came… …   New idioms dictionary

  • be down on like a ton of bricks — be/come down on (someone) like a ton of bricks informal to punish someone very quickly and severely. If you miss any more classes, your teachers will be down on you like a ton of bricks. When he failed to supply his accounts, tax inspectors came… …   New idioms dictionary

  • come down on — ˌcome ˈdown on [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they come down on he/she/it comes down on present participle coming down on past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • come down like a ton of bricks — hit hard, upbraid or scold someone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ton — [ tʌn ] noun count ** 1. ) AMERICAN a unit for measuring weight, containing 2,000 POUNDS and equal to 907 kilograms: The horse could pull up to 50 tons. Transporting the coal costs $40 per ton. two ton/80 ton etc. (=weighing two tons/80 tons… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ton */*/ — UK [tʌn] / US noun [countable] Word forms ton : singular ton plural tons 1) a) British a unit for measuring weight, containing 2,240 pounds and equal to 1,016 kilograms The horse could pull up to 50 tons. Transporting the coal costs £40 per ton.… …   English dictionary

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