lecture for

lecture someone for something

to give someone a talking-to about something. Please don't lecture me for being late. It won't help now, will it? There is no point in lecturing us for something we didn't do.
See also: lecture
References in classic literature ?
He will no more than pay the price of listening to a lecture for any atrocity he commits.
He had only to say that he had lost it at cards or something of that sort, and at the same time promise solemnly not to miss a single lecture for three months on end.
Furthermore, the action of attending a lecture to learn from a proclaimed expert entails passive listening and absorption of information; the listener is not expected to interrogate the lecture for the ways in which authority is constructed and conveyed.
Zaslow, a Carnegie Mellon graduate, covered the Lecture for the Wall Street Journal, where he is a columnist.
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The average lesson plan was neatly formatted, presented sound objectives for the week's lectures, and clearly outlined each history lecture for the week.