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.