chew out

(redirected from chew someone's ass out)

chew someone out

 and eat someone out
Fig. to scold someone. The sergeant chewed the corporal out; then the corporal chewed the private out. The boss is always chewing out somebody.
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chew out

Scold harshly, as in Dad will chew you out for taking the car without permission. Originating in the military, this slangy term began to be used during World War I and soon spread to civilian life. Several vulgar versions, such as chew someone's ass out, should be avoided in polite speech. Also see eat out, def. 2.
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chew out

v. Slang
To scold or reprimand someone: The teacher chewed us out for being late.
See also: chew, out