take a beating (to)

 Lose; get a bad deal; be crushed.
 ► “U.S. exports to Mexico will take a beating from the peso devaluation, but the beating may be less severe than it has been in the first few months of devaluation.” (Forbes, April 24, 1995, p. 49)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • take a beating — (informal) To suffer physical or verbal chastisement • • • Main Entry: ↑beat * * * take a beating phrase to be damaged because of performing badly or being criticized Property firms have taken a beating on the stock market. Thesaurus: to be… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take some beating — ► to do something so well that it is difficult for anyone else to do better: »The automaker has delivered an impressive hatchback car that will take some beating. Main Entry: ↑beat …   Financial and business terms

  • take a beating — index lose (undergo defeat) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • take a beating — 1. to be severely defeated in a game or competition. The Knights really took a beating in last night s game. 2. to lose a lot of money. The company took a beating last year, losing about $50 million. 3. to be severely criticized. The president… …   New idioms dictionary

  • take some beating — be hard to beat or take some beating to be very good, or to be better than other things of its kind It s an expensive hotel, but that kind of service is hard to beat …   English dictionary

  • take a beating — tv. to be beaten, bested, or defeated. □ The candidate took a beating in the runoffs. □ The team took quite a beating …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • take a beating — lose money His father really took a beating on the stock market recently …   Idioms and examples

  • take a beating — to be damaged because of performing badly or being criticized Property firms have taken a beating on the stock market …   English dictionary

  • take some beating — …   Useful english dictionary

  • beating — n. 1) to give smb. a beating 2) to get, take a beating 3) a brutal, good, merciless, severe, vicious beating (he got a good beating) * * * [ biːtɪŋ] good merciless severe vicious beating (he got a good beating) a brutal …   Combinatory dictionary

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