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adj. Chiefly British
Extreme in effect; drastic: swingeing budget cuts.
chiefly Brit punishing; severe
adj. Chiefly Brit. Informal.
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|Adj.||1.||swingeing - severe; punishingly bad; "swingeing taxation"; "swingeing damages awarded by the judge"|
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
bad - having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"