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tongue-lashing

noun [C usually sing]  us   /ˈtʌŋˌlæʃ·ɪŋ/
an act of severe criticism: The mayor’s public tongue-lashing of a member of his own party was a shock.
Translations of “tongue-lashing”
in Chinese (Traditional) (對犯錯者的)怒斥,訓斥…
in Chinese (Simplified) (对犯错者的)怒斥,训斥…
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