Meaning of “ticking-off” in the English Dictionary

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"ticking-off" in British English

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ticking-offnoun [ S ]

uk /ˌtɪk.ɪŋˈɒf/ us /ˌtɪk.ɪŋˈɑːf/ UK informal

severe criticism because you have done something wrong:

I gave her a real ticking-off yesterday.

(Definition of “ticking-off” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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