be hard on
{v. phr.} To be strict or critical with another; be severe. * /"Don't be so hard on Jimmy," Tom said. "He is bound to rebel as he gets older."/

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • be hard on — 1) treat or criticize (someone) severely you re being too hard on her 2) be difficult for or unfair to I think the war must have been hard on her 3) be likely to hurt or damage the monitor flickers, which is hard on the eyes …   Useful english dictionary

  • be hard on — {v. phr.} To be strict or critical with another; be severe. * / Don t be so hard on Jimmy, Tom said. He is bound to rebel as he gets older. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • be\ hard\ on — v. phr. To be strict or critical with another; be severe. Don t be so hard on Jimmy, Tom said. He is bound to rebel as he gets older …   Словарь американских идиом

  • be hard on — idi to deal harshly or strictly with …   From formal English to slang

  • be hard on something — informal phrase to cause damage to something Aerobics is quite hard on the knees. Thesaurus: to damage or spoil somethingsynonym Main entry: hard …   Useful english dictionary

  • be hard on something — informal to cause damage to something Aerobics is quite hard on the knees …   English dictionary

  • be hard on someone — act severely toward someone, be strict with someone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • be hard on somebody — …   Useful english dictionary

  • be light on — be rather short of light on hard news …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard on — or hardˈ on noun (vulgar slang) An erection of the penis • • • Main Entry: ↑hard * * * hard on (or upon) close to; following soon after we followed hard on their tracks * * * hard on …   Useful english dictionary

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