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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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Booth doesn't begin his term until July 1, but in the meantime, he's getting an earful about just what needs to be done and soon.
Members of Congress have been holding "town hall" events in their districts and have been getting an earful when they show up.
I bet they all love it - it's less intimidating than running down the wing at Upton Park and getting an earful from the Chicken Run, that's for sure.
This time around, someone from Microsoft is probably getting an earful for sending its press-coverage plans to Gizmodo, a technology blog site.
It seems like out of the blue I've been getting an earful from people around the state saying, 'Why are we still doing this?
RIGHT NOW, you are probably getting an earful from your inner voice.
As Republicans headed home to their districts Friday for a weeklong Thanksgiving break where they anticipated getting an earful from constituents, Obama drew enthusiastic applause at a rally in Las Vegas where he began promoting his plans to the nation.
I'VE JUST BEEN GETTING AN EARFUL ABOUT PM FROM THESE LITTLE ROBOTS.
In a presidential election that could come down to a handful of votes, key voters are getting an earful.
The GOP supporter who's visiting at the time I'm there has been getting an earful at breakfast.
These competitors are getting an earful at the annual World EskimoIndian Olympics in Fairbanks, Alaska
In Dave's absence, Michael was attending to business-while getting an earful of war stories from the older, proud truck driver.
House Republicans are getting an earful from their constituents about a GOP budget proposal to overhaul federal Medicare.
And Jerome insists getting an earful at Wembley on Sunday against Arsenal would mean normal service and that no one was letting the occasion get to them.
Then City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, no doubt after getting an earful from constituents in Brentwood, proposed deleting the entire segment west of Beverly Hills, which would leave just 5.