the third degree

the third degree

  (informal)
a situation in which someone tries to find out information by asking you a lot of questions Where have I been, who have I been with! What's this? The third degree? If I'm even half an hour late she gives me the third degree. I got the third degree from my dad when I got in last night.
See a fifth wheel
See also: degree, third
References in classic literature ?
Those who are responsible for the third degree of the Order of the Yellow Crayon, and for your Majesty's ignorance concerning its existence, have trifled with the destiny of the greatest sovereign of modern times.
Sabin said firmly, "is responsible for the existence of the third degree.
But for the third degree, which is simulation, and false profession; that I hold more culpable, and less politic; except it be in great and rare matters.
From the problem of the licence in cross-examination, their talk strayed to Roman and mediaeval torture, to the examining magistrate in France and the Third Degree in America.
A source within Khartoum state disclosed in June 2014 that several proposals were made to raise the water rate by 33% (20 pounds SDG) for the third degree consumers, 40% (35 pounds) for the second degree consumers and 33% (60 pounds) for the first degree consumers.
The elections took place 21 September, 2013, where the Kurdish Democratic Party gained 38 seats, Change Movement 24 seats and the National Union Party occupied the third degree in the results of the elections.
Again, their explanation of the third degree of humility receives only a brief endnote.
The Third Degree festival has previously featured Sandi Thom and The Wombats, who went on to win chart success.
Symphonic metal choirs will rub shoulders with embryonic chart acts and folk singers at the Third Degree Festival.
In order to receive the fourth-degree status, a Knights of Columbus member must prove himself as a patriot, serve well as a member of the third degree and be sponsored by a fourth-degree member, Gladbach said.
The winner of the quiz will walk away with the Third Degree Trophy and will start the lottery draw.
31, 1993, each day's violation is a misdemeanor of the third degree with a maximum penalty of a $2,500 fine and one year in prison.
Levin announced that Raymond Weinmeier, 22, of Brooklyn was arrested on October 26, 1999 and charged with insurance fraud in the third degree and grand larceny in the third degree.
Gordon, a licensed real estate broker, was arraigned on April 2, 1999, on charges of Insurance Fraud in the third degree and Grand Larceny in the third degree.
21, 1998 and charged with insurance fraud in the third degree and grand larceny in the third degree a Class D felony.