hairdryer treatment

hairdryer treatment

n
informal Brit (esp in sport) the practice of shouting at someone at close quarters in order to express one's displeasure at something he or she has done
[C21: from the supposed similarity between this experience and having a hot hairdryer too close to one's head]
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The hairdryer treatment works occasionally but not often, not if you're in it for the long term," he said.
Looks like Fergie's hairdryer treatment did the trick.
All resistance is useless when fate lines up so heavily against you like that, which Jefferies was the first to acknowledge while sparing his players the Hairdryer treatment.
Bottom dogs Rovers left London with all three points and Coleman gave his players the hairdryer treatment in the dressing room following one of the worst displays of his reign.
KARL ROBINSON'S hairdryer treatment inspired MK Dons.
GABRIEL HEINZE so far has escaped the hairdryer treatment from Sir Alex Ferguson.
Gill also revealed he has not been immune to Fergie's famous hairdryer treatment.
The hairdryer treatment was dished out at a charity dinner at Turffontein Racecourse, Johannesburg, stunning guests who had paid pounds 500 ahead to be there.
OWEN Heary wants the hairdryer treatment to provoke a reaction from Bohemians.
FUMING Hollyoaks beauty Elize Du Toit gives her co-star lover the hairdryer treatment, as a tiff erupts on a night out.
HUDDERSFIELD 1 PETERBORO 1 GARY ROBERTS revealed boss Lee Clark's hairdryer treatment inspired his Huddersfield players to earn a last-gasp point.
Once you've been on the receiving end of Sir Alex Ferguson's hairdryer treatment or Ron Atkinson's rollickings you just want to get on the pitch as soon as possible.