stick it to someone

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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stick it to someone

Treat someone badly or unfairly, as in The head nurse really stuck it to Judy when she made her take all three shifts. This slangy usage may be derived from stick it, def. 2.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

stick it to someone

treat someone harshly or severely. informal, chiefly US
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stick it to someone

tv. to give someone a problem; to confront someone. They stuck it to me about the stopped-up drain.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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