Be Put or Go through the Wringer

Lisa C. Daily Life, Newcomer Information

In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Be Put or Go through the Wringer.

What does “be put/go through the wringer” mean?
  • to go through difficulty, punishment, or unpleasant experience.
  • The internal investigation has really put the officer through the wringer.
  • Between losing her job, and divorce hearings, the foreclosure of her house, she’s really been through the wringer lately.

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