stick with which to beat (someone)

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Definition of stick with which to beat (someone)

British, informal
: something that is used to attack or punish (someone) or to make an attack or punishment seem reasonable or right The fee is just another stick with which to beat the unions.

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“Stick with which to beat (someone).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stick%20with%20which%20to%20beat%20%28someone%29. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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