be down on (one) like a ton of bricks(redirected from was down on him like a ton of bricks)
be down on (one) like a ton of bricks
slang To punish someone swiftly and harshly. Mom will be down on you like a ton of bricks if you come home past curfew again. When I was caught cheating on a test, the principal was down on me like a ton of bricks.
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be/come down on somebody like a ton of ˈbricks(informal) criticize somebody angrily because they have done something wrong: The first time I made a mistake, he came down on me like a ton of bricks. ♢ If I find anyone drunk in this factory I’ll be down on them like a ton of bricks.
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