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Difference between Come down on someone and Come down to someone

come down on someone

1. demand smth. firmly from a person:

  • Things looked good until the State came down on me for sales tax.

2. reprimand or criticize a person severely:

  • Many people came down on me for publishing my book.

come down to someonebe passed on to smb.:

  • This photo, which came down to me from my uncle, shows Benjamin Rollings outside his house.

See also: come up to something / go up to something.