Definition of dressing-down in English:


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[in singular] informal
  • A severe reprimand: the secretary received a public dressing-down
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    • 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.

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