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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
Later in the season during a tour stop in Oregon, Hamilton answered the telephone in the couple's hotel room and got an earful from a stranger threatening Reece with bodily harm.
Good as advertised: Quartz Hill coach Dave Stabling got an earful of remarks and comments over the past few years about a young junior high pitcher who was tearing up the youth leagues in the Antelope Valley.