scold about

scold (one) about (something)

To rebuke, upbraid, or criticize one about some problem, error, mistake, or wrongdoing. The manager scolded the entire team about the disastrous launch of their latest product. He scolded his daughter about the crayon marks all over the walls.
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scold someone about something

to rebuke or chastise someone about something. How many times have I scolded you about that? Please don't scold me about something I didn't do.
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In his Times piece, Sullivan, an editor at The New Republic (and a conservative homosexual known for his Thatcherite economic views), maintains that the new breed of moralist -- the scold about which he writes -- is "inherently pessimistic.