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get a hammering
1. To be thoroughly beaten or thrashed. Because my younger brother was always a shy, skinny kid, he often got a hammering from schoolyard bullies.
2. To be soundly defeated or bested; to lose by a wide margin. Their team's inexperience showed on the pitch today, as they got a hammering from the powerful squad from New Zealand.
3. To be very strongly rebuked, criticized, condemned, or punished. The giant supermarket chain has gotten a hammering lately over allegations that they've been threatening local shops and markets. Mark sure got a hammering because of that prank he pulled in class yesterday.