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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.
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Translations of “rap sb over the knuckles”
in Chinese (Simplified) 严厉批评,厉声指责,愤怒谴责(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嚴厲批評,厲聲指責,憤怒譴責(某人)…
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