give somebody a rocket
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give (one) a rocket
To scold one for a wrongdoing. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Mom will give us a rocket if she finds out that we broke her antique vase.
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give somebody a ˈrocket(British English, informal) criticize somebody very strongly for doing something wrong: His boss gave him a rocket for losing the contract.
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