tongue-lashing


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tongue-lash·ing

(tŭng′lăsh′ĭng)
n. Informal
A scolding.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tongue-lashing - rebuking a person harshlytongue-lashing - rebuking a person harshly    
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"
wigging, wig - British slang for a scolding

tongue-lashing

noun scolding, talking-to (informal), rebuke, reprimand, lecture, wigging (Brit. slang), slating (informal), reproach, ticking-off (informal), dressing-down (informal), telling-off (informal), reproof After a cruel tongue-lashing, he threw the girl out of the group.
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tongue-lashing

[ˈtʌŋˌlæʃɪŋ] Nlatigazo m, reprensión f
to give sb a tongue-lashingponer a algn como un trapo
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