Example sentences for: drubbing

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  • Following the resignation of Japanese prime minister Ryutaro Hashimoto after a drubbing in elections for the Upper House, Japan's best-selling newspaper, Asahi Shimbun, said in an editorial Monday that "the change is cataclysmic" and called on the next prime minister to dissolve the Lower House to permit a general election.

  • While engaging in his regular drubbing of Bill Clinton, William Safire today along the way actually gives him some very practical advice: under pain of a Senate trial, sign a very tough censure deal, and pay off everybody's legal fees by auctioning off the pen.

  • Considering the drubbing given the original--a 1994 French comedy titled Little Indian, Big City --reception of the Disney remake seems almost positive.

  • Following the drubbing received by German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder in two state elections this weekend (a subject that naturally dominated the German press Tuesday), the Financial Times of London said the outcome was predictable.

  • Deemed particularly offensive are the skewed camera angles and choppy editing--"the Big Fat Over-Produced and Over-Directed Oliver Stone treatment" (Stephen Hunter, the Washington Post ). The plot--which has Sean Penn stranded in a bizarre desert town and caught between a real-estate mogul (Nick Nolte) and his stepdaughter/wife (Jennifer Lopez), each of whom asks him to murder the other--is called "a primer in hard-boiled clichés" (Mike Clark, USA Today ). Exempted from the general drubbing is Billy Bob Thornton's funny turn as an unhygienic redneck mechanic.

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