take a pounding


: to receive repeated hits
The boxer took a pounding in the ring.
often used figuratively to suggest a setback or loss
The company's stocks took a pounding.

Examples of take a pounding in a Sentence

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“Take a pounding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20a%20pounding. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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