get an earful

get an earful

to have a lot to listen to His fans got quite an earful - several well-known pieces spiced up with new arrangements.
Usage notes: often said about criticism or unwanted suggestions: I got a very unpleasant earful from a truck driver who thought I was in his way.
See also: earful, get
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Virgen, who trains at the Santa Clarita Center because there are no adequate facilities near his home, said former champ Mike Tyson's recent ear-biting exhibition has not only further tarnished the sport's image but has caused him to get an earful from friends and co-workers at his day job.
Ask anyone who sleeps with a snoring partner how they deal with the noise and you're likely to get an earful.
This time it was Robitaille's turn to get an earful from the Hall of Fame coach.
Then, when patients get an earful from their doctors about how they'll suffer from health care reform, they'll be ready to fight back.
Meanwhile, I'm rediscovering my old favorite places, and in one dive where they still call you "honey," I get an earful from a waitress about the President's most recent fundraising toe-dipping into town.
You're gonna get an earful," a farmer shouted across Main Street to the Transportation Department's Ken Kohl, before ducking back into his pickup truck after dropping off mail at the post office.
JACK WILSHERE might get an earful from Roy Hodgson about smoking - if Arsene Wenger asks the England boss to reinforce the point.
Mention the book in Odessa and you'll get an earful.
The PC Magazine Singapore folks are about to get an earful on that matter from the powers in New York who licensed the title to them (thanks to some back-and-forth between the US version's chief editor and yours truly).
Audiences will get an earful - in the case of men, a burning earful - of uncensored insights into what women are really thinking about sex in the '90s.
They would come to hear Haydn, and instead get an earful of something closer to ``Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals'' by Raymond Scott, who wrote much of his music for cartoons.