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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A few more tongue-lashings please Freddy, it's having the desired effect!
As for the "good guys," they need society's support, not more tongue-lashings.
Wales defender Danny Gabbidon says Bellamy and Giggs are two contrasting personalities and expects Bellamy to hand out more tongue-lashings.
Imagine seeing Fergie dishing out his famous tongue-lashings to players.
Those who had been on the receiving end her vicious tongue-lashings reckon she had finally got a taste of her own medicine.