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be put through the mangle

To be subjected to some ordeal, difficulty, trial, or punishment; to undergo an unpleasant experience. Between my mother's bout with cancer, Jenny losing her job, and the bank threatening to foreclose on the house, our family has really been put through the mangle this year. Jake wasn't a great fit for the military, and he was constantly being put through the mangle for disobedience.
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put (someone) through the mangle

To subject someone to some ordeal, difficulty, trial, or punishment; to force someone to undergo an unpleasant experience. My mother's recent bout with cancer has really put us through the mangle this year. I don't think Jake is a great fit for the military. His superiors are constantly putting him through the mangle for his disobedience.
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mangle using the maximum entropy algorithm, implemented in the Maxent 3.
mangle is distributed almost continuously in the coast from Anjos (0[degrees]29'S, 48[degrees]36'W, in Marajo Island, Para), south to Paranagua (25[degrees]35'S, 48[degrees]30'W, in Parana).
mangle occurs year-round at the coast and inland in all months except October to December (Figs.
mangle is mainly or exclusively a coastal bird, that the inland, dry Caatinga of northeastern Brazil is a regular part of this species' range.
mangle performed classic "to-and-fro" migration and completely switched its distribution and niche seasonally.
mangle are more than twice as numerous as Caatinga records, two of three known instances of breeding activity of A.
mangle cannot be considered to undertake regular "to-and-fro" migrations, a specimen (MNRJ 46057) from Itatiaia National Park (22[degrees]26'S, 44[degrees]36'W) provides evidence that, like in typically migratory species, individuals of A.
mangle breeds exclusively or mainly in Caatinga or Caatinga-like environments, the movements must be annual in order for it to reproduce.
mangle indeed periodically expands its range and niche into the Caatinga, the question arises: why do some individuals move inland by the end of the dry/non-breeding season while others remain on the coast?
mangle shows an unexpected pattern of periodical expansion and retraction of range to include two very different habitats, combined with some aspects of typical "to-and fro" migration.
Film-making is my favourite thing, but it's been hard for me to do since Joe Mangle.
Little is best known in Britain for his portrayal of Joe Mangle in the soap opera Neighbours.
ON THE LOOSE: Has Joe Mangle escaped again - or is it Joe Spangle?
This could mean the pattern maker was having a little joke when producing the casting in order to make the mangle appear rather grand.