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
See also: bean, give, someone
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One day I'll just give him beans on toast, but he probably won't even notice!