impeach (someone) for (something)

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impeach (someone) for (something)

1. To formally charge someone with a crime, typically one committed while the person held a public office. No, they can't impeach you for something ridiculous like that—you have to have committed an actual crime.
2. To discredit or disparage someone for something. If you keep criticizing that group publicly, they're going to impeach you for it.
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impeach someone for something

 
1. to charge someone with doing something illegal. You can't impeach her for just disagreeing! We tried to impeach Gus for failing to attend sessions.
2. to criticize or discredit someone for something. The opposition impeached him for his position in no uncertain terms. Liz was impeached by the press for her views.
See also: impeach
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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