have (someone) down on (you) like a ton of bricks

have (someone) down on (you) like a ton of bricks
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.


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