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tighten someone up

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tighten someone up

verb phrase

To discipline someone; rectify someone's life: There were actually men on the block that if you did something wrong they were going to catch you and tighten you up (1980s+ Black)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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