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bawl (one's) eyes out

To sob or weep loudly, uncontrollably, and for a long period of time. After we broke up, I just lay on my bed and bawled my eyes out.
See also: bawl, eye, out

take a bawling out

To receive a very severe rebuke, chastisement, or scolding (from someone). I sure took a bawling out from my parents after I smashed up their car.
See also: bawl, out, take

bawl out

1. To scold someone vehemently. A person's name or a pronoun can be used between "bawl" and "out." The teacher bawled us out when she caught us cheating on the test. I was bawled out by my mother for staying out past curfew.
2. To speak loudly. Be sure to bawl out the weekly announcements so everyone in the auditorium can hear them.
See also: bawl, out

give (one) a (good) bawling out

To scold one extensively. The teacher gave us a good bawling out when she caught us cheating on the test. My mother said she would give me a bawling out if I stayed out past curfew again.
See also: bawl, give, out

bawl someone out

to scold someone in a loud voice. The teacher bawled the student out for arriving late. Principals don't usually bawl out students.
See also: bawl, out

give someone a (good) bawling out

to bawl someone out; to chastise someone. When the teacher caught Bil-lie, he gave him a good bawling out.
See also: bawl, give, out

bawl out

1. Call out loudly, announce, as in Some of the players were quite hard of hearing, so the rector bawled out the bingo numbers . [1500s]
2. Scold or reprimand loudly, as in Her teacher was always bawling out the class for not paying attention. [c. 1900]
See also: bawl, out

bawl out

To scold someone loudly or harshly: My boss bawled me out for coming to work late. I am going to bawl out my students if they don't prepare for the next test.
See also: bawl, out
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He's definitely more of a thinker than a shouter and bawler.
Thompson, normally the barker and bawler on the line, will now be thrust into the role of manager and all that entails.
NO BAWLER nBROWN Brown is happier talking up his players at Dundee rather than shouting them down in the dressing room
I wouldn't say he's a bawler and a shouter, but in what he does, people follow.
He isn't a shouter and bawler, but as soon as he talks then everyone listens and respects his views.
JACKIE McNAMARA was never a shouter or a bawler as a player - and that hasn't changed in management.
Wynne's cheerful caricature is everyone's idea of the third-rate, eye-rolling bawler parodied so often in old Hollywood movies.
As always I just go out there and play my normal game, if I see something that needs putting right I will say, but I've never been a shouter or a bawler.
Dunbartonshire MELANIE Masson is a bawler and listening to her gave me a headache.
He's not a shouter or a bawler, he treats players with respect and that's why he gets the best out of them.