a stick to beat sb with


a stick to beat sb with
un arma con la que atacar a algn

English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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  • stick to beat someone with — (or stick with which to beat someone) Brit informal : something that is used to attack or punish someone or to make an attack or punishment seem reasonable or right The fee is just another stick with which to beat the unions. These charges have… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) stick to beat someone with — a stick to beat someone with formal phrase a piece of information or an argument that can be used for criticizing or punishing someone This report is being used as yet another stick to beat nurses with. Thesaurus: general words for information,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • a stick to beat someone with — formal a piece of information or an argument that can be used for criticizing or punishing someone This report is being used as yet another stick to beat nurses with …   English dictionary

  • (a) stick to beat somebody with — a rod/stick to ˈbeat sb with idiom a fact, an argument, etc. that is used in order to blame or punish sb Main entry: ↑beatidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) stick to beat someone with — a stick to beat (someone/something) with British something that gives you an excuse for criticizing someone or something that you do not like or approve of. As far as the opposition are concerned, the slightest hint of scandal is yet another… …   New idioms dictionary

  • (a) stick to beat something with — a stick to beat (someone/something) with British something that gives you an excuse for criticizing someone or something that you do not like or approve of. As far as the opposition are concerned, the slightest hint of scandal is yet another… …   New idioms dictionary

  • (a) rod to beat somebody with — a rod/stick to ˈbeat sb with idiom a fact, an argument, etc. that is used in order to blame or punish sb Main entry: ↑beatidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • it is easy to find a stick to beat a dog — An excuse to justify a harsh action or opinion is easy to find. 1564 T. BECON Works I. C5v Howe easye a thyng it is to fynde a staffe if a man be mynded to beate a dogge. 1581 G. PETTIE tr. S. Guazzo’s Civil Conversation III. 50 It is an easie… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • stick — stick1 [ stık ] (past tense and past participle stuck [ stʌk ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 attach something to something ▸ 2 put quickly & carelessly ▸ 3 push something long into something ▸ 4 become difficult to move ▸ 5 when name is accepted ▸ 6 in card… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stick — I [[t]stɪ̱k[/t]] NOUN USES ♦♦♦ sticks 1) N COUNT A stick is a thin branch which has fallen off a tree. ...people carrying bundles of dried sticks to sell for firewood. Syn: twig 2) N COUNT A stick is a long thin piece of wood which is used for… …   English dictionary

  • beat — [[t]bi͟ːt[/t]] ♦ beats, beating, beaten (The form beat is used in the present tense and is the past tense.) 1) VERB If you beat someone or something, you hit them very hard. [V n] My wife tried to stop them and they beat her... [V n to n] They… …   English dictionary


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