tongue-lashing


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tongue-lashing

A harsh vocal reprimand. The boss gave his sales team a real tongue-lashing after seeing a drop in profits for the fourth straight month.

*tongue-lashing

Fig. a severe scolding. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) I really got a tongue-lashing when I got home. Ted will have a tongue-lashing at home.
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The tongue-lashing Thompson delivered after Saturday's 4-3 reverse was spot on.
SUPERSTAR Sharon Stone is on the attack, giving Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow a tongue-lashing for making fun of Sharon's husband, newspaper executive Phil Bronstein.
They should all be gathered together and given 10 minutes of tongue-lashing by the President, in loudspeaker volume to boot.
DESPITE his song famously claiming the contrary, it looks like Sir Bob Geldof really does like moan days - as he unleashes a tongue-lashing on a passerby.
I'M not so much cracking the whip today as pausing from my usual tongue-lashing.
One of the sisters - May Kelly - gave the thieves a tongue-lashing on radio and asked how they would feel if this had happened to their own mothers.
London, Apr 5 (ANI): Brit chef Gordon Ramsay has revealed that even his kids are not spared from his legendary tongue-lashing.
Part two saw Richard on the end of a tongue-lashing from the PM after dabbling in politics - then things began to heat up between the monarch and the lovely Miranda.
Money maintained it was the first time he'd given his players a tongue-lashing at the break.
Ferguson has long been one of the loudest critics of referees in the domestic game and on Wednesday Italian Stefano Braschi found himself on the receiving end of a tongue-lashing from the fiery Scot.
But instead of a warm hug or some consoling words, Kichigin received a tongue-lashing and a good old hard slap for good measure.
EAMONN Holmes gave his wife a tongue-lashing on live TV for embarrassing him with a lewd remark.
The 30-year-old playboy felt the brunt of a tongue-lashing from Salpa, 26, after standing her up a week ago.
The latest to give the Mean Girls diva a tongue-lashing is Oscar-nominee William H.
Acid-tongued Jason has fallen out with Robin Cousins and Nicky Slater over his tongue-lashing of contestants on the hit ITV1 show.