give (one) a mouthful(redirected from give them a mouthful)
give (one) a mouthful
To scold or yell at one in anger. Primarily heard in UK. I'm definitely going to give Pete a mouthful for not finishing the report on time.
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give someone a mouthfultalk to or shout at someone in an angry, abusive, or severely critical way; swear at someone. British informal
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