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English definition of “dressing-down”

dressing-down

noun [S]     /ˌdres.ɪŋˈdaʊn/
an act of speaking angrily to someone because they have done something wrong : She gave me a dressing-down for being late.Chastising and rebukingTalking angrily
(Definition of dressing-down noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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