dressing down

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Noun1.dressing down - a severe scoldingdressing down - a severe scolding      
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"
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A big boy made me do it Martin Canning pulled off the perfect impression of a naughty schoolboy getting a dressing down from the headmaster as he faced Hamilton owner Ronnie McDonald and chairman Les Gray after the derby defeat.
A source said: "Simon called the contestants to his office to give them a dressing down.
Summary: A South Korean pop star is in for a dressing down after he was accused of not taking his military duties seriously.
STAFF have raised pounds 10,000 by dressing down for the day.
We at World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) are calling for local schools and companies to get involved by joining our Dressing Down in Yellow Day
SAUCY minx PARIS Hilton has been given a major dressing down for, er, dressing down.
I personally believe that newsreaders dressing down is a good thing as they are appealing to a broader audience and a younger audience.
Durham was left with an even redder face after receiving a public dressing down from the new Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.
Staff at the Austin's bar and bistro in Durham County Cricket Club's ground in Chester-le-Street will be dressing down next Tuesday in the name of charity ( and some of the men will also be having their legs waxed.
On the one hand, dressing down, according to an employment website called www.
The Ospreys star reveals in his book My Grand Slam Year, how he was given a dressing down by coach Mike Ruddock and the police after damaging a toilet and scuffling with bouncers following a drinking session at The Yard pub in Cardiff's St Mary Street.
A new survey shows that bosses are now set against an idea that was once seen as a driver of creativity, productivity and motivation - dressing down at work.