death on someone/something

death on (someone or something)

1. Hazardous to someone or something. Filing is just death on my hands in the winter—I get so many paper cuts!
2. Very strict about something. The CEO is death on absenteeism, so I wouldn't take another sick day if I were you.
3. Adept at something that requires skill. That golfer is death on putting, so I'm confident he'll only need one more stroke.
See also: death, on

death on someone/something

n. causing the death or destruction of someone or something. (see also death on something.) This kind of road is just death on tires.
See also: death, on, someone, something