dressing-down


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dress·ing-down

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

n
informal a severe scolding or thrashing
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dress′ing-down′



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

dressing-down

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

[ˌdrɛsɪŋˈdaʊn] nlavata di capo
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References in classic literature ?
"Soon as we're through supper we git to dressing-down. You'll pitch to dad.
If we go there we'll get a dressing-down. You come back.'
"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."
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"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.
Hull City boss Phil Brown insists he has no regrets about giving his players a public dressing-down last week.
They held events including themed lunches, quizzes, raffles and 'dressing-down' days.
Asda staff Chris Kinsey, Alan Rudd and Jeanette Ball in England shirts for the store's World Cup dressing-down day.
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.
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Hell's Kitchen chef Gordon Ramsay has had a dressing-down ( from Bruce Forsyth.