beat down on

beat down on somebody/something

to come from the sky with great force We lay in bed listening to the rain beat down on the metal roof. Even early in the day a blazing sun beat down on them without mercy.
Usage notes: said about rain and sun
See also: beat, down, on
References in classic literature ?
The sun-baked streets seemed to give back the heat that had beat down on them during the day, and the passers-by dragged their feet along them wearily.
And worst of all, we had no water to quench our thirst, and for two days the sun beat down on us, and there was no shade.