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!
See also: get, neck
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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.
See also: get, neck
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

get it in the neck

BRITISH, INFORMAL
If someone gets it in the neck, they are punished or strongly criticized for something wrong that they have done. Football managers always seem to get it in the neck, whatever happens.
See also: get, neck
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

get (or catch) it in the neck

be severely criticized or punished. informal
See also: get, neck
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ˌget it in the ˈneck

(British English, informal) be shouted at or punished because of something that you have done: Look at the time! I really should get back to work, or I’ll get it in the neck.This refers to the punishment of being killed by hanging or having your head cut off.
See also: get, neck
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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
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