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get an earful

To receive a lengthy reprimand or lecture. I got an earful from my mom once she heard about my speeding ticket.
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When a photographer ignored the diktat and got too close to the Khan, he got an earful in true Sallu style!
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We got an earful of anecdotal evidence that revealed that 1) quality writing on the corporate scene is in bad shape; 2) it matters--a lot; and 3) there are ways to counteract the downward slide, but the reasons for it are profound, and the fix won't be a quick one.
Months before millions around the world took to the streets to protest our foreign policy, I got an earful from my Catholic traveling companions from Pakistan, Hungary, Peru, and Tanzania.