To be rough...

FEA

Senior Member
French
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.
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  • 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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