give (someone) (a bit of) curry

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give (someone) (a bit of) curry

To berate, rebuke, or criticize (someone); to verbally or physically harass or assault (someone). A reference to the spiciness of curry, that is, making it "hot" for someone. Primarily heard in Australia. Protesters gave the defendant a bit of curry as he left the courtroom in the evening. Don't be afraid to give curry back when you are being pushed around. The wife gave me curry when I showed up late.
See also: bit, curry, give
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