give (one) a (good) working over

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give (one) a (good) working over

1. To harshly scold one for an extended period of time. Man, the boss really gave me a working over for messing up that client's account.
2. To beat one, especially in a way intended to punish or intimidate. The mafia leader sent a couple of goons to give the witness a good working over so that she wouldn't testify in court.
See also: give, over, working

give someone a (good) working over

tv. to scold or beat someone. The boss gave me a good working over before firing me.
See also: give, good, over, someone, working

give someone a working over

verb
See also: give, over, someone, working