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earfulnoun

uk   /ˈɪə.fʊl/ us   /ˈɪr.fʊl/ informal
give sb an earful
to complain angrily to someone
(Definition of earful from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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earfulnoun [U]

us   /ˈɪər·fʊl/
angry, complaining speech: I’d better not be late for practice or the coach will give me an earful.
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