take a drubbing

idiom

informal
: to be badly beaten
Our team took a drubbing.

Examples of take a drubbing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a matchup that was over the moment the game contract was signed, Oregon was dominant from wire to wire, putting on a clinic against a College of Charleston team that traveled cross country for the opportunity to take a drubbing at the hands of its only legitimate opponent. oregonlive, 18 Dec. 2022 This is not the only case where the Establishment clause may take a drubbing this term. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 21 June 2022 The pound is expected to take a drubbing too, making imports even more expensive. Hanna Ziady, CNN, 7 Dec. 2020

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“Take a drubbing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20a%20drubbing. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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