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A Slap On The Wrist ( a slight punishment ... )

"A Slap On The Wrist"



A slap on the wrist is a punishment that is very mild.

Example: "He should be in jail for what he did, but he got off with just a slap on the wrist."



When the punishment turns out to be less than was expected, it is considered a slap on the wrist.

Example: "You got off easy this time, but stealing is a serious crime and next time it won't just be a slap on the wrist."



A slap on the wrist is a light, almost gentle punishment for doing something wrong.

Example: "The police have gotten very serious about prosecuting drunk drivers. Nowadays you don't just get a slap on the wrist; they will throw you in jail."





A Slap In The Face

A Slip Of The Tongue


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