with both barrels

with both barrels

with as much energy as possible I always get in trouble for not letting you talk, and now I'm getting it with both barrels because I did let you talk.
Etymology: based on the idea of shooting with a gun that has two barrels (tubes from which bullets are shot)
See also: barrel, both

with both barrels

if you criticize someone with both barrels, you do it in a forceful and angry way The manager blasted his players with both barrels at half time.
See also: barrel, both