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tongue-lashing

A harsh vocal reprimand. The boss gave his sales team a real tongue-lashing after seeing a drop in profits for the fourth straight month.

*tongue-lashing

Fig. a severe scolding. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) I really got a tongue-lashing when I got home. Ted will have a tongue-lashing at home.
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Another police officer, who said he was supposed to be on patrol, but was sleeping at the precinct, also got a tongue-lashing from the NCRPO chief.
DESPITE his song famously claiming the contrary, it looks like Sir Bob Geldof really does like moan days - as he unleashes a tongue-lashing on a passerby.
JINGOISTIC Jeremy Paxman has given a tongue-lashing to the French language - branding it "useless".
EAMONN Holmes gave his wife a tongue-lashing on live TV for embarrassing him with a lewd remark.
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.
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.
They also got a tongue-lashing from Javier that knocked some sense into them.
ANGRY voters queued up to give Enda Kenny a tongue-lashing yesterday - as bookies predicted a Fianna Fail/ Fine Gael coalition.
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".
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.