give (one) beans

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give (one) beans

To scold or yell at one. I'm definitely going to give Pete beans for not finishing the report on time.
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give someone beans

scold or deal severely with a person. informal
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So, if like me you're willing to give beans a go this summer, why not start with this week's tasty recipe.
If needed, add a little more broth to give beans the texture of creamy mashed potatoes.