noun[in singular] informal
A severe reprimand: the secretary received a public dressing-down
More example sentences
- He then gave his teammate a severe dressing-down.
- However, Landry was laid-back about the public dressing-down.
- He is the minister who was subjected to a public dressing-down not long ago regarding the conduct of economic policy.
Definition of dressing-down in:
- The US English dictionary