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get (or catch) it in the neck

Definition of get or catch it in the neck in English:

informal Be severely criticized or punished.
Example sentences
  • I do still fail to see why Liverpool got it in the neck in your article as a result.
  • So you see the great guys getting it in the neck and you say, well, why should I be any different?
  • Salmon farmers have a hard enough time dealing with anti-farm protesters, regulations and international competition without getting it in the neck from their clients as well.
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