get (one's) ears pinned back

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get (one's) ears pinned back

To be harshly reprimanded. Jeff got his ears pinned back for what he did in the cafeteria. I'm going to get my ears pinned back if I'm not home by curfew.
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get one's ears pinned back

Fig. to experience a severe scolding. Jimmy was ordered to report to the principal's office and got his ears pinned back.
See also: back, ear, get, pin