Last modified on 11 November 2012, at 14:43

slap down

See also: slap-down



Metaphorical use of a literal phrase


slap down (third-person singular simple present slaps down, present participle slapping down, simple past and past participle slapped down)

  1. To browbeat or reprimand someone harshly, usually in front of other people.
    She slapped down her subordinate at the meeting.