Definition of give someone a mouthful in English:
British informal Talk to or shout at someone in an angry or critical way: she gave him a mouthful—I’d never heard her speak like this before
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- She said: ‘Some of them apologise and move on, but others just give you a mouthful.’
- The driver then proceeded to give me a mouthful about how cyclists should be more careful.
- Your average traffic cop must pull over hundreds of motorists a month, many of whom are going to give him a mouthful.
Definition of give someone a mouthful in:
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