tongue-lashing Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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tongue-lashingnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtʌŋˌlæʃ.ɪŋ/ informal
If you give someone a tongue-lashing, you ​speakangrily to that ​person about something that they have done ​wrong: He got a ​realtonguelashing after the ​game.
(Definition of tongue-lashing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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tongue-lashingnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈtʌŋˌlæʃ·ɪŋ/
an ​act of ​severecriticism: 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)
Translations of “tongue-lashing”
in Chinese (Simplified) (对犯错者的)怒斥,训斥…
in Chinese (Traditional) (對犯錯者的)怒斥,訓斥…
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