get it in the neck

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get it in the neck

To receive a very severe rebuke, scolding, or punishment for one's actions. Primarily heard in UK. Boy, I really got it in the neck for screwing up the Lawson account. I'm lucky I didn't lose my job! I'm really going to get it in the neck if my parents notice this dent in the car!
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get it in the neck

Sl. to receive trouble or punishment. You are going to get it in the neck if you are not home on time. I got it in the neck for being late.
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get it in the neck

  (British & Australian informal)
to be punished or criticized for something that you have done It always seems to be the chairman of these football clubs who gets it in the neck when the team does badly.
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get it in the neck

tv. to receive something bad, such as punishment or criticism. (see also pain in the neck.) Jimmy was afraid he’d get it in the neck for being late.
See also: get, neck