get an earful

get an earful

To receive a lengthy reprimand or lecture. I got an earful from my mom once she heard about my speeding ticket.
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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.
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.
This time it was Robitaille's turn to get an earful from the Hall of Fame coach.
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.
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.
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.