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dressing-down

A severe reprimand. The person who messed up this report is definitely going to get a dressing-down. Mom and Dad gave me a dressing-down when I came in after curfew yet again.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

dressing-down

a harsh scolding. The boss gave the entire sales crew a powerful dressing-down for missing their forecast.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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