tongue-lashing
noun see tongue-lash

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tongue lashing — tongue lashings N COUNT If someone gives you a tongue lashing, they shout at you or criticize you in a very forceful way. [INFORMAL] After a cruel tongue lashing, he threw the girl out of the group …   English dictionary

  • tongue-lashing — If you give someone a tongue lashing, you scold them …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • tongue-lashing — index denunciation, diatribe, malediction, obloquy, phillipic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tongue-lashing — tongue ,lashing noun count INFORMAL an occasion when you speak angrily to someone because they have done something wrong …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tongue-lashing — ► NOUN ▪ a loud or severe scolding …   English terms dictionary

  • tongue-lashing — {n.} A sharp scolding or criticism. * /Jim s mother gave him a tongue lashing for telling family secrets./ Syn.: PIECE OF ONE S MIND …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tongue-lashing — {n.} A sharp scolding or criticism. * /Jim s mother gave him a tongue lashing for telling family secrets./ Syn.: PIECE OF ONE S MIND …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tongue-lashing — n. 1) to give smb. a (good) tongue lashing 2) to get, receive a tongue lashing * * * receive a tongue lashing to get to give smb. a (good) tongue lashing …   Combinatory dictionary

  • tongue-lashing — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms tongue lashing : singular tongue lashing plural tongue lashings informal an occasion when you speak angrily to someone because they have done something wrong …   English dictionary

  • tongue-lashing —    When you scold someone severely, you give them a tongue lashing.     The teacher gave Jeremy a tongue lashing when arrived late for school …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • tongue lashing — noun A verbal rebuke, often severe. The coach was so upset with his team after they lost that he gave them an hour long tongue lashing. Syn: castigation, scolding …   Wiktionary

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