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come down hard on you vs. reprimand #1 (permalink) Thu Jan 11, 2007 19:15 pm   come down hard on you vs. reprimand
 

English Idioms and Expressions, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #17 "Idioms with come", question 2

Your mom is going to come down hard on you if you don't clean your room now.

(a) reprimand
(b) reward
(c) exonerate
(d) assist

English Idioms and Expressions, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #17 "Idioms with come", answer 2

Your mom is going to reprimand you if you don't clean your room now.

Correct answer: (a) reprimand
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come down hard on you vs. reprimand #2 (permalink) Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:48 am   come down hard on you vs. reprimand
 

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'Come down hard' is informal; 'reprimand' is more formal.
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