stick to beat (someone) with

idiom

Definition of stick to beat (someone) with

British, informal
: something that is used to attack or punish (someone) or to make an attack or punishment seem reasonable or right These charges have given her opponents a new stick to beat her with.

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“Stick to beat (someone) with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stick%20to%20beat%20%28someone%29%20with. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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