piece of one's mind
phrasal a severe scolding ; tongue-lashing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • piece of one's mind — phrasal : tongue lashing was giving his jockey a piece of his mind Irish Digest * * * piece of one s mind see under ↑piece • • • Main Entry: ↑mind …   Useful english dictionary

  • piece of one's mind — idi piece of one s mind, a sharp rebuke or scolding …   From formal English to slang

  • piece of one's mind, give a —  Scold …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • To give a piece of one's mind to — Piece Piece, n. [OE. pece, F. pi[ e]ce, LL. pecia, petia, petium, probably of Celtic origin; cf. W. peth a thing, a part, portion, a little, Armor. pez, Gael. & Ir. cuid part, share. Cf. {Petty}.] 1. A fragment or part of anything separated from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • give someone a piece of one's mind — ► give someone a piece of one s mind rebuke someone. Main Entry: ↑mind …   English terms dictionary

  • a piece of one's mind — A frank outspoken reprimand • • • Main Entry: ↑piece …   Useful english dictionary

  • give someone a piece of one's mind — scold, upbraid; speak one s mind, say blatantly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • give one a piece of one's mind — {v. phr.}, {informal} To scold angrily; say what you really think to (someone). * /Mr. Allen gave the other driver a piece of his mind./ * /The sergeant gave the soldier a piece of his mind for not cleaning his boots./ Syn.: TELL OFF. Compare:… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give one a piece of one's mind — {v. phr.}, {informal} To scold angrily; say what you really think to (someone). * /Mr. Allen gave the other driver a piece of his mind./ * /The sergeant gave the soldier a piece of his mind for not cleaning his boots./ Syn.: TELL OFF. Compare:… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give\ one\ a\ piece\ of\ one's\ mind — v. phr. informal To scold angrily; say what you really think to (someone). Mr. Allen gave the other driver a piece of his mind. The sergeant gave the soldier a piece of his mind for not cleaning his boots. Syn.: tell off Compare: bawl out, dress… …   Словарь американских идиом

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