lower the boom Rate this phrase:(4.00 / 1 vote)
To suddenly overpower, with "on".

When Jack came back late from lunch, the team leader really lowered the boom on him.

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.
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