a piece of (one's) mind

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a piece of (one's) mind

One's true thoughts or feelings about something, especially angry or frustrated criticism. Boy, the boss really gave me a piece of his mind during my performance review. This has to have been the worst service I've ever had a restaurant. I'm going to let the waiter have a piece of my mind!
See also: mind, of, piece
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

piece of one's mind

Frank and severe criticism, censure, as in Chuck was furious and gave him a piece of his mind. The word piece here is used in the sense of "portion," but the portion of the mind alluded to always has a negative opinion. [Second half of 1500s]
See also: mind, of, piece
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

a piece of (one's) mind

Frank and severe criticism; censure.
See also: mind, of, piece
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Eleven per cent have given the boss a piece of our mind while under the influence and the same number have turned up to work in last night's clothes.
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The pair of us wanted to give you a piece of our minds. Had I started, I would've probably ended up in prison.
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