To criticize or punish severely: came down hard on him for getting home at 3 a.m.
- Come down on someone
verb phrase To criticize severely; savage: If I did that, the press would come down on me very hard (1881+)
[pahyk] /paɪk/ noun 1. a toll road or highway; road. 2. a or tollgate. 3. the toll paid at a tollgate. Idioms 4. come down the pike, Informal. to appear or come forth: the greatest idea that ever came down the pike. /paɪk/ noun (pl) pike, pikes 1. any of several large predatory freshwater teleost […]
- Come down to
Also, come right down to. Amount to or be reduced to, as in It all comes down to a matter of who was first in line, or When it comes right down to it, you have to admit he was mistaken. [ Late 1800s ] Also see: boil down, def. 2.
[kom-i-dee] /ˈkɒm ɪ di/ noun, plural comedies. 1. a play, movie, etc., of light and humorous character with a happy or cheerful ending; a dramatic work in which the central motif is the triumph over adverse circumstance, resulting in a successful or happy conclusion. 2. that branch of the drama which concerns itself with this […]