stick it to
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stick it to (one)
To intensely confront, punish, or retaliate against someone, perhaps vindictively or with unnecessary severity. The reporters really stuck it to him during the press conference, not allowing him to evade any questions. If you feel like you have to stick it to the boss, at least do something that won't get the rest of us in trouble. He stuck it to his parents by driving the car in circles on their front lawn.
stick it to someone
Inf. to give someone a problem; to confront someone. They stuck it to me about the stopped-up drain. He was late, and the boss really stuck it to him.
stick it toSlang
To treat severely or wrongfully.