nail (one's) ears back

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nail (one's) ears back

To scold, upbraid, or excoriate one very severely or harshly. Wow, the boss really nailed my ears back for messing up that account. All right, you made your point, Jim. No need to nail his ears back any further.
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nail someone's ears back

Fig. to scold someone severely. I'm going to nail your ears back for doing that! Who's going to nail back my ears?
See also: back, ear, nail