put the/a hurt on

idiom

Definition of put the/a hurt on

US, informal
: to injure or damage (someone or something) If we adopt a more aggressive strategy, we can really put the hurt on our competitors.

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put the cart before the horse

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“Put the/a hurt on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20the%2Fa%20hurt%20on. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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