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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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Gusi and Labrada, both desk officers, received a tongue-lashing when they appeared before Eleazar at the NCRPO headquarters in Camp Bagong Diwa yesterday.
Another police officer, who said he was supposed to be on patrol, but was sleeping at the precinct, also got a tongue-lashing from the NCRPO chief.
Instead, they got a tongue-lashing with the president-elect railing about his "dishonest" and "outrageous coverage, singling out CNN and NBC.
DESPITE his song famously claiming the contrary, it looks like Sir Bob Geldof really does like moan days - as he unleashes a tongue-lashing on a passerby.
JINGOISTIC Jeremy Paxman has given a tongue-lashing to the French language - branding it "useless".
EAMONN Holmes gave his wife a tongue-lashing on live TV for embarrassing him with a lewd remark.
No mention of the incident was made by the judges but they did give him a tongue-lashing for his rock and roll performance.
SOL BAMBA said he escaped a tongue-lashing from boss Mixu Paatelainen after being sent off on his Hibs debut - but only because the team won.
SUTTON Coldfield Town players suffered a tongue-lashing from manager Chris Keogh this week after they crashed out of the Walsall Senior Cup.
Get in a fight with a gay man, and you may get a tongue-lashing, but you're not likely to end up with a black eye.
But he also admitted the on loan Liverpool striker had spared himself from a tongue-lashing.
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.
They also got a tongue-lashing from Javier that knocked some sense into them.
ANGRY voters queued up to give Enda Kenny a tongue-lashing yesterday - as bookies predicted a Fianna Fail/ Fine Gael coalition.
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".