chew someone out

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chew out

slang To scold or berate one harshly or angrily. A noun or pronoun can be used between "chew" and "out." The boss is totally going to chew us out if he hears that we lost that big client.
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chew someone out

tv. to scold someone. I knew my dad was going to chew me out.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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