take a battering

idiom

: to do poorly
The party is expected to take a battering in the upcoming election.

Examples of take a battering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Your skin can take a battering from the dry air, strong winds, and sun exposure. David Nikel, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 For Democrats, that is a headache heading into a year in which history suggests their first-term President's party will take a battering. Stephen Collinson, CNN, 29 Oct. 2021 Unlike the Glazers, Arsenal's ownership has engaged with fans through Stan Kroenke's son Josh, who subjected himself to a video call to take a battering of questions over the Super League debacle. Rob Harris, Star Tribune, 3 May 2021 Unlike the Glazers, Arsenal’s ownership has engaged with fans through Stan Kroenke’s son, Josh, who subjected himself to a video call to take a battering of questions over the Super League debacle. The Salt Lake Tribune, 3 May 2021

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“Take a battering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20a%20battering. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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