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take a beating

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake a beatingtake a beatingLOSE A GAME, COMPETITION, OR WARto lose very badly in a game or competition The Dodgers took a real beating on Saturday. beating
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take a beatingLooks like egg-laying has taken a beating.But since then, software stocks have taken a beating.He took a beating today but he played his butt off.History is taking a beating and sacrosanct tour records are being kept in pencil.A principle as old as ancient tribes and almost as remotely understood, diplomatic immunity is taking a beating this week.The Mets took a real beating last Saturday.They took a beating on the Mudchute.Technology stocks of all sizes continued to take a beating.Liverpool was taking a beating, and rumours were free for the asking on every street corner and in every food queue.`I hear you took a bit of a beating last night.' 'Yeah, we lost 12 -2.'
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