get down on - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] American informal
present tense
I/you/we/theyget down on
he/she/itgets down on
present participlegetting down on
past tensegot down on
past participlegot down on
  1. get down on someone/something to keep criticizing someone or something

    She’s always getting down on the kids.

    He gets down on himself a lot.

See also main entry: get