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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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He said: "She held me tight when I was bawling my eyes out - she's fantastic.
Carlisle manager John Ward said: "It wasn't a question of throwing things about or bawling at the players at half-time.
TODAY'S choice has to be Steph, for the constant bawling over ``not being first choice like Nush.
I started bawling, he bawled back - there's only going to be one winner in that situation.
But the sight of Cleese parading though a Sainsbury's store in a checked suit, bawling through a megaphone, was branded the most irritating advert of the year.
And as for lawyer Ben Daniels shouting and bawling at a hooker in a courtroom?
Nowhere has his passing been mourned more deeply than in English football, because his voice was the backdrop to our finest moment since 1966 - Gazza bawling his eyes out after another defeat by Germany in Italia 90 to the tune of Nessun Dorma.
10pm) I'M not the biggest fan of this multiOscar winner, mainly because it resulted in Gwyneth Paltrow's horrific bawling speech when she won the Oscar for her performance as William Shakespeare's madeup muse Viola.
But a stunned onlooker said: "One minute the girl was laughing and singing with her mum, the next she was bawling her eyes out.
But it's an unfair situation where managers get sent to the stand for reacting to people who are bawling and shouting at them.
AN asylum seeker has been fined pounds 300 after shouting and bawling at a lawyer who was trying to help him stay in Scotland.
HEARTS coach Valdas Ivanausk as has been banned from the touchline for bawling at Dougie McDonald - but will be reunited with the referee at the Cup Final.