sail into someone
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sail into (one)
To berate, upbraid, or chastise one; to verbally attack one. The boss really sailed into me about losing that account! The teacher, at her wits' end, sailed into the student when he made the rude noise.
See also: sail
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sail into someoneand light into someone
in. to beat or scold someone. Jimmy’s mother really sailed into him for breaking the window. The boss lit into his secretary for losing the contract.
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