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give it to someone (straight)

to tell something to someone clearly and directly. Come on, give it to me straight. I want to know exactly what happened. Quit wasting time, and tell me. Give it to me straight.
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give it to

Punish or reprimand, as in Dad really gave it to Tom for coming in so late. This expression, implying a physical or verbal attack, dates from the late 1500s. Also see give someone hell. In more recent times the expression gave rise to give it to someone straight, meaning "to tell someone something candidly and directly." For example, I asked the doctor to give it to use straight about Mother's condition.
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give it to

Informal
To punish or reprimand severely: My parents really gave it to me for coming in late.
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References in classic literature ?
It is not in very good repair; indeed, one side is gone, and there is something wrong with the wheel-spokes; but in spite of that I will give it to you.
How they give it to you could well be different from what you had imagined.