through the wringer

through the wringer

Through some ordeal, difficulty, trial, or punishment; through an unpleasant experience. Between my mother's bout with cancer, Jenny losing her job, and the bank threatening to foreclose on the house, our family has really been put through the wringer this year. Jake wasn't a great fit for the military, and he was constantly being put through the wringer for disobedience.
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The QPR boss may have more than 30 years' experience in the dugout but the thought of Saturday's showdown against Derby is putting him through the wringer.
THIS week's dry slap goes to the psycho immigration officer I got at JFK in New York who put me through the wringer just because I made a small mistake filling in my landing card.
Where we once had Brando, James Dean and Montgomery Clift putting themselves through the wringer for their art, we now must find content in less romantic, more mundane notions of acting.
Prepare the dough while the machine agitates, and let it rest while putting the clothes through the wringer and loading the next wash.
BY his own admission, he suffered from a touch of the jitters on his live X Factor performance last week -but Robbie Williams is to put himself through the wringer again.
They are the ones that are going to run it through the wringer and see if it does what it is supposed to do for the war-fighter.
I've been through the wringer via one marriage and a broken engagement the first time around, and have learned from my mistakes.
Donny has been through the wringer in recent years, and a strong woman at the helm is what townspeople need, not a Tory or a fringe loony who'd bring shame on the borough.
Forrester put the integrators through the wringer, talking to their customers, grading their capabilities, portfolios, and internal processes, evaluating each company's strategy, marketing, design, technology and business practices.
This character has been through the wringer, he's alone, he wants a family.
Shark Configuration Lab: Shark Multimedia will take a system with all of the components and software an OEM plans to use, and put it through the wringer.
Few companies have been through the wringer that Trans World Airlines has the last dozen years, or had more reason to celebrate recently.
And he has put them through the wringer as they prepare to take on a Rhinos side that can take a giant step towards sealing top spot.
TO SAY Wheatus, the band behind smash hit Teenage Dirtbag, have been through the wringer in the last decade is an understatement.
Her husband Henry said: "She has been through the wringer over the last few months.