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.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • come down on like a ton of bricks — reprove, punish harshly    Whenever I make the slightest mistake, my boss comes down on me like a ton of bricks …   English idioms

  • 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 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

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

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


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