dressing down

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Noun1.dressing down - a severe scoldingdressing down - a severe scolding      
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
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Gill Fraser, editor of Croner's Personnel inPractice publication says, ``As with everything, dressing down can have positive and negative impacts on a business.
While the remaining third still supports the idea of employees ditching suit and tie for T-shirt the survey shows that dressing down is rapidly falling out of favour through over use.
It appears that dressing down for work has had its day - a trend revealed in the seventh annual lifestyle survey carried out by Charles Fellowes Resourcing.
The upperclassmen's quick dressing down of the rookie was a very encouraging sign for the Bruins, who can't trip this time of year without hearing about their fall two years ago to unheralded Detroit Mercy in a first-round Tournament game.
Analyst David Bird said: "There has clearly been a fashion role reversal, with many men dressing down for work and dressing up for a night out on the town.
If that was her on the phone yesterday, let's hope she gave him a dressing down for this outfit.
Nine in 10 people say it's more difficult than ever before to tell if someone's well-off - particularly with Brits taking the lead from celebrities such as Chris Evans and Billie Piper who have made dressing down more fashionable.
Nearly two thirds of male office workers in the West Midlands are in favour of dressing down for their job, according to a new report.
FASHION STYLES: Dressing down and (right) dressing up
Lewinsky's riveting dressing down of White House Special Prosecutor Kenneth Starr - `You cad.
But luckily for fans, the gorgeous star has no plans to start dressing down on stage.