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English definition of “rap sb over the knuckles”

rap sb over the knuckles

to speak officially to someone, in a severe or angry way, because you disapprove of their actions: He was rapped over the knuckles by the management.Chastising and rebuking
(Definition of rap sb over the knuckles from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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