tell where to get off


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tell someone where to get off

to scold someone; to express one's anger to someone; to tell someone off. Wait till I see Sally. I'll tell her where to get off! She told me where to get off and then started in scolding Tom.
See also: get, off, tell

tell somebody where to get off

to let someone know in a direct way that they are wrong or behaving badly Steve's one of the few people in the office who will tell her where to get off.
See also: get, off, tell

tell somebody where to get off

  (informal)
to angrily refuse to do what someone wants you to do, usually using direct or rude language She wanted to borrow money again so I told her where to get off.
See also: get, off, tell