WORD OF THE DAY
Frighten or overawe (someone), especially in order to make them do what one wants.
To make timid or frightened; scare
He tries to intimidate his opponents.
If the purpose of the harsh sentence was to intimidate others, it has not worked well.
For some small business owners, the business startup cost can be so intimidating that they lose their dream before they even get started.
IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY
A DIME A DOZEN
Anything that is common and easy to get.
Abundant; Cheap and common.
Romantic movies are a dime a dozen.
People who can write good books are not a dime a dozen.
In this town, fast-food restaurants are a dime a dozen. There is one on every street corner.