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talking-tonoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈtɔː.kɪŋ.tuː/  us   /ˈtɑː.kɪŋ.tuː/ informal
a severe talk with someone who has done something wrong: I gave her a good talking-to about doing her homework on time.
(Definition of talking-to from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “talking-to”
in Chinese (Simplified) 申斥,责骂…
in Chinese (Traditional) 申斥,責罵…
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