tongue-lashing


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tongue-lashing

A harsh vocal reprimand. The boss gave his sales team a real tongue-lashing after seeing a drop in profits for the fourth straight month.

*tongue-lashing

Fig. a severe scolding. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) I really got a tongue-lashing when I got home. Ted will have a tongue-lashing at home.
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A few more tongue-lashings please Freddy, it's having the desired effect
It showed how William Meara, the economic adviser at the US embassy in Rome, said "with its 2009 G8 presidency looming", the government "may decide to maintain funding levels [to Africa] simply to avoid an embarrassing tongue-lashing from Bono et al".
London, Apr 5 (ANI): Brit chef Gordon Ramsay has revealed that even his kids are not spared from his legendary tongue-lashing.
Part two saw Richard on the end of a tongue-lashing from the PM after dabbling in politics - then things began to heat up between the monarch and the lovely Miranda.
Money maintained it was the first time he'd given his players a tongue-lashing at the break.
The junior tight end received an unlikely public tongue-lashing from Carroll during Friday's practice after dropping four passes, all on one- handed attempts.
Wanderers coach Hemi Taylor, who enjoyed a number of seasons as a No 8 at Newbridge, must have given his men a half-time tongue-lashing, because they played with much more purpose in the second period.
TOWN'S players came in for a tongue-lashing from boss Kevin Wilson after this dismal show at Sixfield.
SUPERSTAR Sharon Stone is on the attack, giving Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow a tongue-lashing for making fun of Sharon's husband, newspaper executive Phil Bronstein.
Ferguson has long been one of the loudest critics of referees in the domestic game and on Wednesday Italian Stefano Braschi found himself on the receiving end of a tongue-lashing from the fiery Scot.
But highly-placed sources say Tindall will face a tongue-lashing from 90-yearold Philip, who feels The Firm's newest recruit has "behaved like an oaf".
AMY Winehouse may be in St Lucia - but it didn't stop her giving Alexandra Burke a tongue-lashing thousands of miles away in London.
The latest to give the Mean Girls diva a tongue-lashing is Oscar-nominee William H.
The junior tight end received an unlikely public tongue-lashing from Carroll during practice Friday after dropping four passes, all on one- handed attempts.
Unbeaten since November, Cardiff's nine-match winning streak came to an end against a Newport team fizzing with commitment and resolve after a tongue-lashing from coach Allan Lewis.