give a piece of 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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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