give somebody/get a roasting
get a roasting
To be very strongly rebuked, criticized, or condemned. The giant supermarket chain has gotten a roasting lately over allegations that they've been threatening local shops and markets. Mark sure got a roasting because of that prank he pulled in class yesterday.
give (one) a roasting
To very strongly rebuke or criticize one. The principal gave Mark a roasting because of that prank he pulled in class yesterday.
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give somebody/get a ˈroasting(informal) criticize somebody or be criticized in an angry way: I’d better go. I’ll get a roasting if I’m late again!
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