tongue-lashing


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tongue-lash·ing

(tŭng′lăsh′ĭng)
n. Informal
A scolding.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tongue-lashing - rebuking a person harshlytongue-lashing - rebuking a person harshly    
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
wigging, wig - British slang for a scolding
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tongue-lashing

noun scolding, talking-to (informal), rebuke, reprimand, lecture, wigging (Brit. slang), slating (informal), reproach, ticking-off (informal), dressing-down (informal), telling-off (informal), reproof After a cruel tongue-lashing, he threw the girl out of the group.
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Translations

tongue-lashing

[ˈtʌŋˌlæʃɪŋ] Nlatigazo m, reprensión f
to give sb a tongue-lashingponer a algn como un trapo
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References in classic literature ?
After that, as a matter of course and on general principles, she would have it out with Lumai, whose soft voice always was for quiet and repose, and who always, at the end of a tongue-lashing, took himself off to the canoe house for a couple of days.
Gusi and Labrada, both desk officers, received a tongue-lashing when they appeared before Eleazar at the NCRPO headquarters in Camp Bagong Diwa yesterday.
Naturally, the change of plans affected our training schedule with the additional Lahore-to-Faisalabad bus journey, and never mind the tongue-lashing my boss gave me for no fault of mine.
Another police officer, who said he was supposed to be on patrol, but was sleeping at the precinct, also got a tongue-lashing from the NCRPO chief.
Who will escape Jason Gardiner's tongue-lashing? And which couples will be in the first skate-off?
Instead, they got a tongue-lashing with the president-elect railing about his "dishonest" and "outrageous coverage, singling out CNN and NBC.
JINGOISTIC Jeremy Paxman has given a tongue-lashing to the French language - branding it "useless".
Beware of our party and stop your tongue-lashing for Israel's defeat became effectively yours, he went on.
* CARLING Cup idol Tom Heaton was the target for an unfair and unnecessary tongue-lashing as he walked from the Cardiff City Stadium car park towards the players entrance this week.
London, Dec 18 (ANI): A confidential US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks has revealed how Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi considered increasing foreign aid budget to avoid a 'tongue-lashing' from Irish rock hero Bono.
But after a tepid first-half display, Terry believes the aggression on show was exactly what Capello would have wanted from a side he gave a ferocious tongue-lashing to in a brief half-time rant.
* Some high-ranking state department heads who couldn't stop obsessing with their Blackberries received quite the tongue-lashing from Governor Lynch, who called thin out for being "rude" during a mating on the state's new financial system.