ticking-off


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ticking-off

[ˈtɪkɪŋˈɒf] Nbronca f
to give sb a ticking-offechar una bronca a algn, regañar or reñir a algn

ticking-off

n (Brit inf) → Rüffel m, → Anpfiff m (inf); he needs a good ticking-offdem muss man mal den Marsch blasen (inf)

ticking-off

[ˌtɪkɪŋˈɒf] n (Brit) (fam) to give sb a ticking-offdare a qn una lavata di testa, sgridare qn
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Haye beat the gigantic 7ft, 23-stone Russian ahead of their bout by calling him "ugly and smelly," which earned him a ticking-off from mum about his manners, the Daily Star reports.
NEWCASTLE owner Mike Ashley has got a ticking-off from police for downing a pint of beer in the stands.
Financial penalties do not even scratch the surface (if indeed they are ever paid) and a ticking-off is more hazardous to the person doing the ticking-off.
WOULD-BE litterers and graffiti artists should beware - Big Brother will not only be watching in future, but dishing out a ticking-off too.
a second trans-atlantic ticking-off from her fiance Jude Law for her non-stop partying - spent a wild night out with Lee, 21, at Soho House in New York.
Mr Mahon, 36, gave the 17-year-old a ticking-off and the student responded by swearing at the Briton and attacking him.
Blows were exchanged and Collymore, along with a reserve team player, received a severe ticking-off.
THE captain of a Navy destroyer which hit rocks causing pounds 39million damage escaped with a ticking-off yesterday.
THOUSANDS of burglars are getting away with just a ticking-off, despite Home Secretary Michael Howard's pledge yesterday to get tough with criminals.
MICK Jagger's teenage son James is going to get a severe ticking-off from his dad following his rooftop party at the weekend.
A MAN who beat his 11-year-old daughter with a belt to stop her sniffing solvents escaped with a ticking-off in court yesterday.