give somebody a rocket

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.
See also: give, rocket

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.
See also: give, rocket, somebody
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