catch it
phrasal to incur blame, reprimand, or punishment <
he'll really catch it from the boss if he's late again
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • catch it — or[get it] {v. phr.}, {informal} To be scolded or punished. Usually used of children. * /John knew he would catch it when he came home late for supper./ * /Wow, Johnny! When your mother sees those torn pants, you re going to get it./ Compare: GET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • catch it — or[get it] {v. phr.}, {informal} To be scolded or punished. Usually used of children. * /John knew he would catch it when he came home late for supper./ * /Wow, Johnny! When your mother sees those torn pants, you re going to get it./ Compare: GET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • catch it — verb receive punishment; be scolded or reprimanded (Freq. 1) I really caught it the other day! • Verb Frames: Somebody s * * * (informal) BE REPRIMANDED, be scolded, be rebuked, be taken to task, be chastised, get into trouble, be hauled over the …   Useful english dictionary

  • catch it — (you ll) catch it British, informal something that you say in order to tell someone they will be punished for something bad they have done. You ll catch it if dad sees you smoking …   New idioms dictionary

  • catch\ it — v. phr. informal To be scolded or punished. Usually used of children. John knew he would catch it when he came home late for supper. Wow, Johnny! When your mother sees those torn pants, you re going to get it. See: get it Compare: get what s… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • catch it — get a scolding or lecture, catch hell [B]    Did you catch it for coming in late? Was your mom mad? …   English idioms

  • catch it — verb be severely reprimanded, punished, or beaten Youll catch it, you know, said Tom, nodding his head in an admonitory manner, and hesitating a little as he took the scissors. Syn: cop it …   Wiktionary

  • catch it — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. be scolded, be punished, suffer the consequences, get caught; see get it 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • Catch it — get a scolding or a beating …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • catch it — Australian Slang get a scolding or a beating …   English dialects glossary

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