Idiom – “a slap on the wrist”

February 6th, 2015 by Anna Leave a reply »

This refers to a warning or mild punishment that is not severe.

Father “I am grounding our son for a week because he went to a party again without our permission.”
Mother – “That punishment is just a slap on the wrist. He needs to be grounded for two weeks, no cell phone use and no allowance.”

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