put through the wringer
To interrogate or scrutinize closely; to subject to some trial or ordeal.

They really put each candidate through the wringer before choosing one to hire.


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  • put through the wringer — put (someone) through the wringer to make someone have a very difficult or unpleasant experience. They really put me through the wringer in my interview …   New idioms dictionary

  • put through the wringer — cause a lot of stress He really put his wife through the wringer when he asked her for a divorce …   Idioms and examples

  • put through the wringer — idi to subject to a difficult or exhausting experience …   From formal English to slang

  • through the wringer — informal : through a series of very difficult or unpleasant experiences Those poor people have really gone/been through the wringer lately. They were put through the wringer by the adoption agency. • • • Main Entry: ↑wringer …   Useful english dictionary

  • put someone through the wringer — go through/put someone through/the wringer phrase to suffer, or to make someone suffer, an unpleasant experience She’s been put through the wringer these past few months. Thesaurus: to be in, or to get into a difficult situationsynonym Ma …   Useful english dictionary

  • put someone through the wringer — put (someone) through the wringer to make someone have a very difficult or unpleasant experience. They really put me through the wringer in my interview …   New idioms dictionary

  • through the wringer — experiencing something very difficult or unpleasant. Our tech people have been putting the new servers through the wringer. Mr. Gold went through the wringer to get immigration papers for his parents. Usage notes: usually used with put or go, as… …   New idioms dictionary

  • go through the wringer — go through/put someone through/the wringer phrase to suffer, or to make someone suffer, an unpleasant experience She’s been put through the wringer these past few months. Thesaurus: to be in, or to get into a difficult situationsynonym Ma …   Useful english dictionary

  • go through the wringer — put (someone) through the wringer to make someone have a very difficult or unpleasant experience. I went through the wringer to get my first film part …   New idioms dictionary

  • wringer — UK [ˈrɪŋə(r)] / US [ˈrɪŋər] noun [countable] Word forms wringer : singular wringer plural wringers American a mangle • go through/put someone through the wringer to suffer, or to make someone suffer, an unpleasant experience She s been put… …   English dictionary

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