tell (one) where to get off

tell (one) where to get off

To express one's frustration or anger with one in an explicit, aggressive way. If she assigns me one more project, I'm going to tell her where to get off! A: "How did you end up in jail?" B: "Well, the officer tried to give me a parking ticket, and I told him where to get off."
See also: get, off, tell, to
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tell someone where to get off

to scold someone; to express one's anger to someone; to tell someone off. Wait till I see Sally. I'll tell her where to get off! She told me where to get off and then started in scolding Tom.
See also: get, off, tell, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

tell someone where to get off

INFORMAL
If you tell someone where to get off, you tell them in a rude and forceful way that you cannot accept what they are saying or doing. If somebody tried to make you pay more, you'd just tell them where to get off. If she wasn't Aubrey's niece, I'd tell her where to get off.
See also: get, off, someone, tell, to
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tell someone where to get off (or where they get off)

angrily rebuke someone. informal
See also: get, off, someone, tell, to
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tell somebody ˌwhere to get ˈoff

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tell somebody ˌwhere they get ˈoff

(British English, informal) tell somebody angrily that you do not like the way they are behaving and you no longer accept it: He gets drunk every time we go to a party, so I’ve told him where to get off.
See also: get, off, somebody, tell, to
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tell someone where to get off

tv. to tell someone when enough is enough; to tell someone off. He told me where to get off, so I walked out on him.
See also: get, off, someone, tell, to
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