Examples from the Web for wringer
He degraded her and he really put her through the wringer, but she survived that and stayed with him anyway.Adam Driver on Role-Play Sex with Lena Dunham on ‘Girls’ and Adam’s Stormy Relationship with Hannah|Marlow Stern|March 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was angry that good people were run through the wringer of a corrupt, unforgiving system.
But then again, he would probably not want to go through the wringer a second time.
Wringing is made easier if the wringer has wide hems into which sticks such as pieces of broom handles are inserted.
Also, your garments are as wrinkled as though you'd been put through a wringer.Frank Roscoe's Secret|Allen Chapman
There's the week's clothes to go through the wringer, but I know what soldiers is for a wringer; they can't leave it alone.
The wringer is attached to a device for making the inside tub turn rapidly.Mechanical Devices in the Home|Edith Louise Allen
Have a cup of coffee; you sure look as though you've been through a wringer.The Brain|Alexander Blade
British Dictionary definitions for wringer
Word Origin and History for wringer
"device for squeezing water from clothes," 1799, agent noun from wring. Figurative phrase to put (something) through the wringer first recorded 1942, American English.
Idioms and Phrases with wringer
see under put through (the wringer).