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give sb what for

old-fashioned informal
to speak angrily to someone whose behaviour you strongly disapprove of
(Definition of give sb what for from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “give sb what for”
in Chinese (Simplified) 严厉斥责(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嚴厲斥責(某人)…
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