take a battering
Definition of take a battering
: to do poorly The party is expected to take a battering in the upcoming election.
Word by Word Definitions
: to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as
: to seize or capture physically
: to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing
: a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment
: a distinct treatment or variation
: an act or the action of taking: such as
: violent physical abuse that usually involves the act of striking someone repeatedly or heavily in order to cause injury
: a damaging experience or situation : an injury, setback, or defeat
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