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See definition of slap the wrist on Dictionary.com
  • as inslap on the wrist
  • as inchide

synonyms for slap the wrist

  • token punishment
  • admonish
  • berate
  • blame
  • castigate
  • censure
  • condemn
  • rebuke
  • reprimand
  • reproach
  • scold
  • upbraid
  • check
  • flay
  • monish
  • rate
  • reprehend
  • reprove
  • call down
  • call on the carpet
  • exprobate
  • find fault
  • give a hard time
  • lesson
  • slap on the wrist
  • speak to
  • take down
  • take down a peg
  • talk to
  • tell off
  • tick off
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How to use slap the wrist in a sentence

Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Just try it once, and you'll see how ingenious it is—only one must be careful not to throw out the elbow in turning out the wrist.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
At present she is throwing her whole weight upon my wrist, which I hope will get limber under it!
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Phœbe Chiffinch, breathless, is holding Alice Arden's wrist with a firm grasp.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
Like lightning he turned and seized by the wrist a man who had already opened the bag and laid hold of some of its contents.
THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
"Slap your saddles on them fresh hosses," he grated harshly from the back of a deep-chested, lean-flanked gray.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Slap through the town, whispered Sikes; therell be nobody in the way to-night to see us.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
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