dressing-down


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dress·ing-down

(drĕs′ĭng-doun′)
n.
A severe scolding.

dressing-down

n
informal a severe scolding or thrashing

dress′ing-down′



n.
a severe reprimand; scolding.
[1860–65, Amer.]
Translations

dressing-down

[ˈdresɪŋˈdaʊn] N to give sb a dressing-downechar un rapapolvo a algn

dressing-down

[ˌdrɛsɪŋˈdaʊn] nlavata di capo
References in classic literature ?
Soon as we're through supper we git to dressing-down.
He declares that your humbug of a landlord revised this gentleman's article--the article that was read aloud just now--in which you got such a charming dressing-down.
Much of the dressing-down trend started with the IT sector in the 1990s, but as that declined many thought what is good for the IT sector is not appropriate for the broader industry.
What a Stewart presidency would look like: Surprisingly serious, if we are to judge from Stewart's 2004 dressing-down of Tucker Carlson on ``Crossfire'' and his recent grilling of John McCain on the senator's decision to speak at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University.
Asda staff Chris Kinsey, Alan Rudd and Jeanette Ball in England shirts for the store's World Cup dressing-down day.
A SECOND submariner has claimed he was left in tears by a dressing-down from bullying Captain Robert Tarrant, a court martial heard yesterday.
Bay City Rollers lead singer Les McKeown has been fined pounds 1,000 and banned from the roads for 18months for drink-driving - and got a dressing-down in the dock for "playing games with the court".
Camp senior lambasted Derby boss Phil Brown, claimed the club were failing to coach his lad properly and gave most of the Rams' back four a dressing-down.
TONY Blair has been given a dressing-down by the fashion designer who provides clothes for suave superspy James Bond.