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

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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[those who] adore you [will] give that person a piece of their mind. Except that bully will receive [thousands] of messages.'
You only have to read the stories of bank customers who gave bosses at Irish Life and Permanent a piece of their mind to realise how devastating it is to fall on hard times.
Primary school youngsters who had been shortlisted in a Wirral-wide poster competition were invited to the police CCTV control room on Canning Street to give those acting anti-socially a piece of their mind.
FAMILIES in north Birmingham have the chance to give police a 'piece of their mind' in the first round of Neighbourhood Policing meetings.
Thankfully a driver, who had stopped at the lights, gave the cyclist a piece of their mind when they caught up with him.
PAUL IFILL says his Millwall team-mates are told to give boss Dennis Wise a piece of their mind if he slacks off during games.
After the roasting the WI gave Tony Blair, First Minister Rhodri Morgan had better be on his guard in case Merched y Wawr use their new skills to march over the mountains and give him a piece of their mind in Cardiff Bay.
But a West Midland MEP is calling on the region's farmers and their supporters to log on and give him a piece of their mind.
As suggested in Jim Trelease's foreword, dads can really give their children "a piece of their mind" when they read together.
''If residents do not give them a piece of their mind to pack up, they will end up just staying where they are now.'' After the meeting, 30 residents pasted posters on condominium windows expressing their opposition to the company's entry.
After giving a heartless thief a piece of their mind.
Both clubs are facing financial difficulties and the players made a deal before the match to give their bosses a piece of their minds.