To tell off - definition of To tell off by The Free Dictionary
To tell off
|(Mil.) ||to divide and practice a regiment or company in the several formations, preparatory to marching to the general parade for field exercises.|
|to rebuke (a person) for an improper action; to scold; to reprimand. |
|to count; to divide. |
See also: Off, Off, Tell
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Being the straightforward gal that she is, Naya Rivera allegedly went straight to the producrs of the show to tell off
her "Glee" co-stars disruptive behavior.
A MUM who turned round to tell off
her two children drove into a lorry, killing all three, an inquest heard yesterday.
She looks as if she's just come in from the playground to tell off