informal, chiefly North American Treat (someone) harshly or severely.
- In a closed meeting, he stuck it to the Internet gambling site's rep and lawyer, by threatening to go to the press with the fact they let a minor run up so much debt.
- Nor would I have known that there are people who think they're sticking it to the man by getting paid 90 bucks an hour to dive into a radioactive-materials storage pool and clean it.
- So file sharers should remember that they're not just sticking it to the record companies; they're sticking it to the folks who actually buy their music.
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