hairdryer treatment

hairdryer treatment

n
informal Brit (esp in sport) the practice of shouting at someone at close quarters in order to express one's displeasure at something he or she has done
[C21: from the supposed similarity between this experience and having a hot hairdryer too close to one's head]
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NOTTINGHAM FOREST boss Mark Warburton believes the days of the managerial hairdryer treatment are over.
MARK Robins admits he gives his Coventry City players the hairdryer treatment from time to time but, by and large, insists they don't need it.
My mum dug me out of the police station and I got the Alex Ferguson hairdryer treatment for an hour.
On one occasion his appetite got him into trouble on set and earned him the hairdryer treatment.
In the Tuesday Fives League, Rice Lane Reserveshad the hairdryer treatment from captain Ben Edwards in their encounter with Umbro FC.
But Gray dished out the hairdryer treatment to his team during the interval, added much-needed width in the shape of Chris Moore, and the double-ploy paid off.
Give them the hairdryer treatment and kick 'em out," he wrote.
He'll be playing all the old favourites at Swansea today - giving the hairdryer treatment while tapping his watch as the game enters squeaky-bum time.
The hairdryer treatment works occasionally but not often, not if you're in it for the long term," he said.
London, Oct 15( ANI ): Young Manchester United prodigy Ryan Tunnicliffe is set to face manager Sir Alex Ferguson's famous hairdryer treatment after being charged with drink driving.
But the Holland international looked set to get his first taste of the famous hairdryer treatment after wasting an opportunity to draw level with a cheeky penalty attempt that was saved by Kelvin Davis.