Use of pronoun en in this phrase

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Use of pronoun en in this phrase

“Bien que mon compte bancaire en ait pris un coup”, what is the function of ‘en’ in this phrase? What is it replacing? 
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MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Isaac, 

this is a fixed expression ‘ en prendre un coup ‘ and such expressions are often/usually best just accepted as a whole. They don’t always support efforts at deconstruction word by word, or for grammatical purity ! 

‘en’ is not infrequently one of the words that is found in expressions without an obvious explicable purpose 

https://www.wordreference.com/fren/en%20prendre%20un%20coup

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/expressions/adverbial-en-expressions/

Use of pronoun en in this phrase

“Bien que mon compte bancaire en ait pris un coup”, what is the function of ‘en’ in this phrase? What is it replacing? 

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