poner por los suelos a

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poner por los suelos a
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to criticize)
a. to knock
Los medios pusieron por el suelo al presidente tras su inoportuno discurso.The media knocked the president after his ill-timed speech.
b. to tear apart
Los críticos pusieron por el suelo el último libro del autor colombiano.Critics tore the Colombian author's new book apart.
c. to badmouth
El candidato dijo que no iba a hacer una campaña negativa, pero dos semanas después puso por los suelos a su oponente en una entrevista.The candidate said he wasn't going to wage a negative campaign, but two weeks later he badmouthed his opponent in an interview.
d. to do a hatchet job
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
En un giro inesperado, la venta de entradas para película aumentó luego de que el crítico la pusiera por los suelos.In an unexpected twist, ticket sales for the movie increased after the critic did a hatchet job on it.
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