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stick it to (one)

To intensely confront, punish, or retaliate against someone, perhaps vindictively or with unnecessary severity. The reporters really stuck it to him during the press conference, not allowing him to evade any questions. If you feel like you have to stick it to the boss, at least do something that won't get the rest of us in trouble. He stuck it to his parents by driving the car in circles on their front lawn.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

stick it to someone

Inf. to give someone a problem; to confront someone. They stuck it to me about the stopped-up drain. He was late, and the boss really stuck it to him.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

stick it to

Slang
To treat severely or wrongfully.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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