take it in the neck

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take it in the neck

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