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crack down

  • v  repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable)
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  • Rome cracks down on cafe tables overflowing historic piazzas
    Dear to the hearts of tourists visiting Rome are its picturesque piazzas dotted with cafés and restaurants, charming spots where they can enjoy a coffee or aperitif while taking in the architecture and local culture. But the five main piazzas in the city's historical center are overflowing with tables, city officials say, causing them to crack down and establish quotas for how many tables each ...
    June 13, 2013 - NBC NEWS
  • Michigan lawmakers weigh measure to crack down on stolen scrap metal
    Lansing — In an effort to crack down on stolen metal being cashed in at scrap yards, recyclers would be required to withhold payment for three days for materials containing precious metals under legislation being considered by a House committee.
    June 11, 2013 - Detroit News
  • U.S. to Crack Down on Bankruptcy Legal Fees
    U.S. to Crack Down on Bankruptcy Legal Fees
    June 11, 2013 - Nasdaq

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