telling-off


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telling-off

noun reprimand, talking-to, row, criticism, lecture, rocket (Brit. & N.Z. informal), wigging (Brit. slang), slating (informal), censure, rebuke, reproach, scolding, ticking-off (informal), dressing-down (informal), reproof, rap on the knuckles I got a severe telling-off for not phoning him.
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telling-off

[ˌtelɪŋˈɒf] Nbronca f, reprimenda f
to give sb a telling-offechar una bronca or regañar a algn

telling-off

n (Brit inf) → Standpauke f (inf); to give somebody a good telling-offjdn kräftig ausschimpfen, jdm eine (kräftige) Standpauke halten (inf); to get a good telling-offkräftig ausgeschimpft werden, eine Standpauke bekommen (inf)

telling-off

[ˈtɛlɪŋˌɒf] n (fam) to give sb a telling-offdare a qn una lavata di testa
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Garraway, 50, gave Dance a gentle telling-off, saying: "Even with that amazing voice you can't keep swearing!
At the latter destination, he posted pictures of himself (right) petting jaguars and tigers, earning himself a stern telling-off from animal rights organisation PETA.
And he said he had heard every word of her "constant telling-off ".
Her dad Robin, 55, of Great Chart, Kent, said: "She gave them a right telling-off and saved the lad from being harmed further."
And I have to hand it to them with their latest trick, when a telling-off resulted in me getting a phone call from the police.
Three-quarters of old folk say that when offspring misbehaved as teenagers one telling-off was enough.
An investigation reveals the shocking truth that a fifth of all yobs caught with knives escape with just a telling-off from the police.
In the workplace, a telling-off usually ends up in a tribunal for abuse and seeking compensation for damages.
MANCHESTER UNITED goal scorer Rio Ferdinand admitted "a bit of a telling-off" from Sir Alex Ferguson prompted an astonishing six-goal second-half thumping of Newcastle.
David's parents criticised the two PCs saying their son was so upset by the telling-off that he spent the night being ill.
But producers quickly spotted the offence and confiscated the contraband before giving the former child star a severe telling-off. Sid Owen described him as a dark horse.