Alpha Charlie

Alpha Charlie

A euphemistic way to refer to an "ass-chewing," a harsh or angry scolding. (When spelling something out with the NATO phonetic alphabet, the words "alpha" and "Charlie" are commonly used for the letters A and C.) The boss is totally going to give us an Alpha Charlie if he hears that we lost that big client.
See also: alpha, Charlie

Alpha Charlie

n. a bawling out; a severe scolding. (Based on AC = ass-chewing. NATO Phonetic Alphabet.) The cop stopped me and gave me a real Alpha Charlie for speeding.
See also: alpha, Charlie
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Visitors will also walk beneath the Concorde's wings as they take in the wonder that is Alpha Charlie - the name given to the supersonic airliner.
Me: "New York Approach, November 862 Alpha Charlie checking in at 4500."
The airliner - dubbed 'Alpha Charlie' by enthusiasts - was greeted by thousands of people when it flew into Birmingham International Airport during the fleet's farewell tour last year.
The World Cup winner (above) was at Manchester Airport's Aviation Viewing Park to present the British Airways G-BOAC aircraft, which is known as Alpha Charlie.
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The Fruit Bats, the Lilys, the Vells, Alpha Charlie - Indie rock, 8:30 p.m.
Pocketface, Basic Assumption, Alpha Charlie, the Rhythm Pimps - Rock, 8:30 p.m.
The Visible Men and Alpha Charlie will open the 10 p.m.
Other featured musicians at today's concert include the all-female Seattle pop-punk band Tart, Seattle singer- songwriter Andrea Maxland, Portland's DJ Velo, and Eugene's own rock trio Like Breathing and pop quartet Alpha Charlie.
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Miami Airlines, the Danged, Beard, Alpha Charlie and the Rhythm Pimps will be cooking up all sorts of sounds at the club, which has been newly outfitted with sound equipment, stage improvements and enough television sets to satisfy a 30-eyed monster.
Alpha Charlie, SoftCore, the Sleepover Disaster and John Barley will open the 8 p.m.
Alpha Charlie and Basic Assumption also will perform.