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Lower the Boom

To strictly punish; to restrict one to the rules

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  • We know that a boom is a long rod or pole that is used on ship to lift cargoes up in the air. These long arms or booms are also used in theaters backstage to move a set or scenery. Although it is hard to imagine a long boom on you as it will badly hit you or probably knock you out. So as the phrase suggest to lower boom means to beat someone or it could also be used to mean scolding someone badly.
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When class scared their teacher with a fake and artificial lizard, she really lowered her boom at them.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Lower the Boom':

lower the boomTo suddenly overpower, with "on".
lower the boomTo use one's superior physical strength; clobber.
lower the boomAn expression probably originating in a nautical setting, where misdemeanors and mischief results in punishment.
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ísligh an borradh

ipsam boom

senke bommen

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