Literature & Language
What does browbeat mean?
To point out someones presumed faults in a derogatory way, to wrongly chastise someone or correct them for no real wrong doing
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Idioms, Cliches, and Slang
What is the origin of the idiom browbeat?
It is fairly self-explanatory. The brow here refers to raised eyebrows. So someone may give you an intimidating look to try to bully you into doing something.