a piece of (one's) mind

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a piece of (one's) mind

One's honest opinion or feelings, often expressing anger or frustration. I had to give Sarah a piece of my mind after she left my car a mess for the third time this week. Boy, the boss really gave me a piece of his mind after that awful meeting.
See also: mind, of, piece

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

a piece of (one's) mind

Frank and severe criticism; censure.
See also: mind, of, piece
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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.
At the same time the strips with which we decorate our cubicles allow us to express a bit of our own take on life, to tattoo a piece of our mind to the grey flannel canvas of corporate or institutional life.
The pair of us wanted to give you a piece of our minds. Had I started, I would've probably ended up in prison.
Five of us want to send them to Coventry, one wants us all to give them a piece of our minds.