come down on like a ton of bricks

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 down on him like a ton of bricks.


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  • come down on like a ton of bricks — {v. phr.}, {slang} To direct one s full anger at somebody. * /When the janitor was late for work, the manager came down on him like a ton of bricks./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • come down like a ton of bricks —  See like a ton …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • 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

  • 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

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