To be rough...


Senior Member
Should we say to be rough on someone or to someone? Or is it just bad English? The context is about taxi drivers in Europe being rough on/to the Uber drivers, at airports notably.
  • 0hisa2me

    Senior Member
    British English
    I wouldn't say it is bad English. 'To be rough on someone' is like 'to be hard on someone'. A teacher who marks a paper very severely could be said to be 'rough on his students'. It's not formal, of course, but it's not bad or impolite.
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