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give it to someone

Definition of give it to someone in English:

informal Scold or punish someone: I’m gonna give it to you like my daddy gave it to me!
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  • A psychologist claimed the crimes were committed by kids whose parents didn't give it to them.
  • In the Bahamas when all sides are giving it to you, and the protests are loud and vociferous from the right, the left and the middle, chances are that you are doing something right.
  • She was always giving it to him about the radishes and the vegetable skins in the garbage disposal.
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