the rough edge of (one's) tongue

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the rough edge of (one's) tongue

A harsh scolding or rebuke; a verbal lashing. The teacher gave us the rough edge of her tongue after she caught us reading comics in the back of class. I know you feel they deserve the rough edge of your tongue at times, but you need to show some restraint or you're going to lose their respect.
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the rough edge (or side) of your tongue

a scolding.
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Cheryl Cole, Madonna and even Kate Moss have all felt the rough edge of her tongue. It has to be said, she did shock the 900 strong audience - she was bright, polite, well-mannered and nicely spoken.
The latest to feel the rough edge of her tongue was poor Paddy, who was dismissed as a "sheep worrier" after he stood her up.