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tongue-lashing

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tongue-lash¬∑ing (tŭng′lăsh′ĭng)
n. Informal
A scolding.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
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.
Translations
tongue-lashing [ˈtʌŋˌlæʃɪŋ] Nlatigazo m, reprensi√≥n f
to give sb a tongue-lashingponer a algn como un trapo


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