be down on like a ton of bricks

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be/come down on somebody 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. (informal)
See hit like a ton of bricks, weigh a ton
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