take a beating

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Definition of take a beating

: to be beaten badly in a game or contest The team took a beating in last night's game. often used figuratively to suggest a setback or loss Our plans took a real beating from the review committee.Many investors took quite a (bad) beating when the stock market crashed.

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“Take a beating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20a%20beating. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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