tongue-lashing


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tongue-lash·ing

(tŭng′lăsh′ĭng)
n. Informal
A scolding.
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

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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tongue-lashing

[ˈtʌŋˌlæʃɪŋ] Nlatigazo m, reprensión f
to give sb a tongue-lashingponer a algn como un trapo
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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.
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.
JINGOISTIC Jeremy Paxman has given a tongue-lashing to the French language - branding it "useless".
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He added in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency/ NINA / the political blocs' programs are away from being implemented because the political blocs' effort is focused on bickering and tongue-lashing, expressing regret and sadness for the election's programs.
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.
In the leaked cable, William Meara, the economic adviser at the US embassy in Rome, said that despite budget cuts and 'with its 2009 G8 presidency looming', the newly installed, centre-right government in Italy 'may decide to maintain funding levels (to Africa) simply to avoid an embarrassing tongue-lashing from Bono et al', reports the Guardian.
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.
He eventually turns up to the funeral, but is late and earns a tongue-lashing from Leo's Aunt Amber.
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FORMER Town striker Jon Stead is happy to take a tongue-lashing from new Sheffield United boss Kevin Blackwell after being left confused by former manager Br yan Robson's silent treatment.
Young keeper Wayne Hennessey, who missed the games, in Cyprus and San Marino, due to injury, says his colleagues have accepted the tongue-lashing and aim to put things right against the Irish at the Millennium Stadium.