lower the boom

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To suddenly overpower, with "on".
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When Jack came back late from lunch, the team leader really lowered the boom on him.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'lower the boom':

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.
Lower the BoomTo strictly punish; to restrict one to the rules
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