give (one) an earful

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give (one) an earful

1. To give one a lengthy reprimand or lecture. My mom gave me an earful once she heard about my speeding ticket. I gave that kid an earful after he dented my car.
2. To divulge secrets to one. Tim gave me an earful about his relationship this afternoon, and it doesn't sound good. I think he's going to break up with Mark.
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The local farmers gave me an earful about what it was like to farm in West Marin County these days and directed me to the website of the Alliance for Local Sustainable Agriculture (alsamarin.