it is easy to find a stick to beat a dog

it is easy to find a stick to beat a dog

It is easy to attack (physically or verbally) a vulnerable person or thing. Primarily heard in UK. I know it is easy to find a stick to beat a dog, but you need to stop criticizing your son—he's not being malicious, he's just a child!
See also: beat, dog, easy, find, stick, to
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