come down on - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theycome down on
he/she/itcomes down on
present participlecoming down on
past tensecame down on
past participlecome down on
  1. come down on someone to criticize or punish someone severely

    She came down pretty hard on the kids for making a mess.

See also main entry: come