get the stick(redirected from gotten the stick)
get the stick
To be punished or reprimanded in some way. Physical violence is usually not involved, despite the phrasing. Boy, we really got the stick from Professor Adams after he heard us talking during his lecture. We're definitely going to get the stick from the boss if we hand this report in late.
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