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take a pounding

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake a poundingtake a poundinga) BEAT/DEFEATto be completely defeated Manchester United took a real pounding. b) PMWATTACKto be hit or attacked many times and often badly damaged The ship had taken a pounding on the rocks. pounding
Examples from the Corpus
take a poundingBut if the choppers took a pounding, the ground troops also suffered.Referee Rudy Battle had seen enough soon after and called it off as Dixon took a pounding.Quarterback Gus Frerotte took a pounding behind a line that has undergone yet another injury-induced shuffle.Advertising revenue has taken a pounding from the consolidation among retailers.The older kids get, the more your home takes a pounding.Our football team took a real pounding.But in order to do that you have to take a pounding.
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