come down on someone like a ton of bricks

come down on someone like a ton of bricks

If you come down on someone like a ton of bricks, you punish them very severely. If you do something awful they all come down on you like a ton of bricks. The committee will come down like a ton of bricks on any company that deceives its customers. Note: You can also say that someone will be down on you like a ton of bricks. If I owed them any money, they'd be down on me like a ton of bricks.
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