give (someone) a piece of (one's) mind

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give (someone) a piece of (one's) mind

To tell someone how one feels, often while expressing anger or frustration. I had to give Sarah a piece of my mind after she left my car a mess for the third time this week. Boy, the boss really gave me a piece of his mind after that awful meeting.
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give someone a piece of one's mind

Fig. to bawl someone out; to tell someone off. I've had enough from John. I'm going to give him a piece of my mind. Sally, stop it, or I'll give you a piece of my mind.
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give someone a piece of your mind

INFORMAL
If you give someone a piece of your mind, you speak angrily to them because they have done something to annoy you. You can't let people get away with behaviour like that. You should have given her a piece of your mind! If I'd been the parent, I'd have given the teacher a piece of my mind.
See also: give, mind, of, piece, someone

give someone a piece of your mind

tell someone what you think, especially when you are angry about their behaviour.
See also: give, mind, of, piece, someone

give somebody a piece of your ˈmind

(informal) angrily tell somebody your true opinion of them; criticize somebody angrily: If he doesn’t turn that music down soon, I’m going to give him a piece of my mind. OPPOSITE: bite your tongue
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give (someone) a piece of (one's) mind

To tell someone frankly what one thinks about something, especially when angry.
See also: give, mind, of, piece
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