English version

do a number on somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdo a number on somebody/somethingdo a number on somebody/somethinginformal to hurt or damage someone or something badly Tod really did a number on the old house. I don’t envy the new tenants. number
Examples from the Corpus
do a number on somebody/somethingDanny did a real number on the car.It was a small piece of shrapnel, but it did a number on the left cheek of my hind end.
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