get an earful

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get an earful

To receive a lengthy reprimand or lecture. I got an earful from my mom once she heard about my speeding ticket.
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JACK WILSHERE might get an earful from Roy Hodgson about smoking - if Arsene Wenger asks the England boss to reinforce the point.
Meanwhile, I'm rediscovering my old favorite places, and in one dive where they still call you "honey," I get an earful from a waitress about the President's most recent fundraising toe-dipping into town.
You're gonna get an earful," a farmer shouted across Main Street to the Transportation Department's Ken Kohl, before ducking back into his pickup truck after dropping off mail at the post office.