One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a nationwide drive to crack down on crime’
get tough on, take severe measures against, take stern measures against, clamp down on, come down heavily on
eliminate, abolish, eradicate, extinguish, quench, repress, stifle, suppress, put an end to, put a stop to, end, finish, get rid of, crush, put down, weed out, curb, nip in the bud, thwart, frustrate, scotch, squash, quash, quell, subdue, terminate, beat, overcome, defeat, rout, destroy, demolish, annihilate, wipe out, extirpate
limit, restrain, restrict, check, keep in check, control, keep under control
informal come down on like a ton of bricks, squelch, put the kibosh on, clobber
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