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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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 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

  • To be master of one's self — Master Mas ter (m[.a]s t[ e]r), n. [OE. maistre, maister, OF. maistre, mestre, F. ma[^i]tre, fr. L. magister, orig. a double comparative from the root of magnus great, akin to Gr. me gas. Cf. {Maestro}, {Magister}, {Magistrate}, {Magnitude},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Piece of eight — 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

  • Piece of Mind — Album par Iron Maiden Sortie 16 mai 1983 Enregistrement janvier avril 1983 au studio Compass Point de Nassau (Bahamas) Durée 46:03 Genre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Piece Of Mind — Album par Iron Maiden Sortie 16 mai 1983 Enregistrement janvier avril 1983 au studio Compass Point de Nassau (Bahamas) Durée 46 min 03 s Genre( …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Piece of mind — Album par Iron Maiden Sortie 16 mai 1983 Enregistrement janvier avril 1983 au studio Compass Point de Nassau (Bahamas) Durée 46 min 03 s Genre( …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Piece of mind (album) — Piece of Mind Piece of Mind Album par Iron Maiden Sortie 16 mai 1983 Enregistrement janvier avril 1983 au studio Compass Point de Nassau (Bahamas) Durée 46 min 03 s Genre( …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Piece of Mind — Piece of Mind …   Википедия

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