give (someone) the length of (one's) tongue(redirected from gave us the length of his tongue)
give (someone) the length of (one's) tongue
To voice one's opinion, often in an aggressive or abusive way. I thought Paul was unhappy, but I did not expect him to lash out and give me the length of his tongue like that. I can't stand being around my mom when she starts giving us the length of her tongue.