tear someone off a strip

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tear someone off a strip

To scold, upbraid, or rebuke someone very severely, as for an error or wrongdoing. The teacher really tore me off a strip for causing a disruption in class again.
See also: off, strip, tear

tear someone off a strip (or tear a strip off someone)

rebuke someone angrily. informal
This expression was originally RAF slang, first recorded in the 1940s.
See also: off, strip, tear

tear somebody ˈoff a strip

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tear a ˈstrip off somebody

(British English, informal) criticize somebody because you are angry about something they have said or done: The boss tore all the staff off a strip for using the Internet for personal matters during office hours.
See also: off, somebody, strip, tear