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bawl (one's) eyes out

To sob or weep loudly, uncontrollably, and for a long period of time. After we broke up, I just lay on my bed and bawled my eyes out.
See also: bawl, eye, out

take a bawling out

To receive a very severe rebuke, chastisement, or scolding (from someone). I sure took a bawling out from my parents after I smashed up their car.
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bawl out

1. To scold someone vehemently. A person's name or a pronoun can be used between "bawl" and "out." The teacher bawled us out when she caught us cheating on the test. I was bawled out by my mother for staying out past curfew.
2. To speak loudly. Be sure to bawl out the weekly announcements so everyone in the auditorium can hear them.
See also: bawl, out

bawl someone out

to scold someone in a loud voice. The teacher bawled the student out for arriving late. Principals don't usually bawl out students.
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give someone a (good) bawling out

to bawl someone out; to chastise someone. When the teacher caught Bil-lie, he gave him a good bawling out.
See also: bawl, give, out

bawl out

1. Call out loudly, announce, as in Some of the players were quite hard of hearing, so the rector bawled out the bingo numbers . [1500s]
2. Scold or reprimand loudly, as in Her teacher was always bawling out the class for not paying attention. [c. 1900]
See also: bawl, out

bawl out

To scold someone loudly or harshly: My boss bawled me out for coming to work late. I am going to bawl out my students if they don't prepare for the next test.
See also: bawl, out
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The importance of Hook taking control has been heightened by the personalities around him, with Gavin Henson at inside centre also not renowned as an on-field bawler.
He's not a shouter and bawler, he treats people with respect and the respect is mutual.
NO BAWLER nBROWN Brown is happier talking up his players at Dundee rather than shouting them down in the dressing room
As always I just go out there and play my normal game, if I see something that needs putting right I will say, but I've never been a shouter or a bawler.
QASIM Sheikh reckons he'll be a bawler not a bowler if he becomes Scotland's full-time cricket captain.
And he admitted Taylor was not a shouter or bawler, but more of a thinking man's captain and player.
He may not be the game's biggest bawler but, with seemingly all the other attributes required of a modern day defender, it was a surprise that no one was willing to take a punt before West Ham boss Alan Pardew snapped him up along with Cardiff City teammate Collins for a combined pounds 3m in July 2005.
He's definitely more of a thinker than a shouter and bawler.
Thompson, normally the barker and bawler on the line, will now be thrust into the role of manager and all that entails.
JACKIE McNAMARA was never a shouter or a bawler as a player - and that hasn't changed in management.
I wouldn't say he's a bawler and a shouter, but in what he does, people follow.