give (someone) the rough side of (one's) tongue

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give (someone) the rough side of (one's) tongue

To give someone severe criticism and/or a stern reprimand. I thought my project was fine, but did you hear Ms. Miller's critique? Boy, she gave me the rough side of her tongue after class!
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