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The meaning of "a slap on the wrist"

" A slap on the wrist "
Meaning:
A mild rebuke, often given when a more severe punishment might be expected.
Example:
Those muggers should get a jail term but these days they’ll probably just get a fine and a slap on the wrist.
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