tear (one) a new one

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tear (one) a new one

slang To criticize, berate, or upbraid one in an extremely belligerent and angry manner. Oh man, the boss is going to tear me a new one when he finds out what happened! I hope the government tears that company a new one for what they did.
See also: new, one, tear
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tear someone a new one

verb
See also: new, one, someone, tear
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