English version

throw the book at somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthrow the book at somebodythrow the book at somebodyinformalPUNISH to punish someone as severely as possible or charge them with as many offences as possible If you get caught they’ll throw the book at you! throw
Examples from the Corpus
throw the book at somebodyJudge Smith threw the book at Flynn, fining him $1.6 million and giving him six years in prison.From the beginning, he seemed determined to throw the book at her.In short, they threw the book at him.
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