Meaning of “tongue-lashing” in the English Dictionary

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"tongue-lashing" in British English

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tongue-lashingnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtʌŋˌlæʃ.ɪŋ/ us /ˈtʌŋˌlæʃ.ɪŋ/ informal

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

"tongue-lashing" in American English

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tongue-lashingnoun [ C usually sing ]

us /ˈtʌŋˌlæʃ·ɪŋ/

an act of severe criticism:

The mayor’s public tongue-lashing of a member of his own party was a shock.

(Definition of “tongue-lashing” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)