a tongue-lashing

a tongue-lashing

  (informal)
if you give someone a tongue-lashing, you speak to them angrily because they have done something wrong The manager gave his team a tongue-lashing after they'd lost the game.
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EAMONN Holmes gave his wife a tongue-lashing on live TV for embarrassing him with a lewd remark.
One of the sisters - May Kelly - gave the thieves a tongue-lashing on radio and asked how they would feel if this had happened to their own mothers.
No mention of the incident was made by the judges but they did give him a tongue-lashing for his rock and roll performance.
SOL BAMBA said he escaped a tongue-lashing from boss Mixu Paatelainen after being sent off on his Hibs debut - but only because the team won.
SUTTON Coldfield Town players suffered a tongue-lashing from manager Chris Keogh this week after they crashed out of the Walsall Senior Cup.
Get in a fight with a gay man, and you may get a tongue-lashing, but you're not likely to end up with a black eye.
Those who disagree with him are given a tongue-lashing.
But he also admitted the on loan Liverpool striker had spared himself from a tongue-lashing.
TOWN'S players came in for a tongue-lashing from boss Kevin Wilson after this dismal show at Sixfield.
SUPERSTAR Sharon Stone is on the attack, giving Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow a tongue-lashing for making fun of Sharon's husband, newspaper executive Phil Bronstein.
But highly-placed sources say Tindall will face a tongue-lashing from 90-yearold Philip, who feels The Firm's newest recruit has "behaved like an oaf".
The 30-year-old playboy felt the brunt of a tongue-lashing from Salpa, 26, after standing her up a week ago.
Part two saw Richard on the end of a tongue-lashing from the PM after dabbling in politics - then things began to heat up between the monarch and the lovely Miranda.
Money maintained it was the first time he'd given his players a tongue-lashing at the break.
He celebrated this vital success by giving his players a tongue-lashing.