Definition of tongue-lashing in English:

tongue-lashing

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noun

[in singular]
  • A loud or severe scolding: the incensed boss gave him a tongue-lashing
    More example sentences
    • On Thursday, the coach's 10 o'clock training session was delayed by an hour as he gave his men a severe tongue-lashing about their behaviour the previous evening.
    • If the agreement is broken, the miscreant can expect a severe tongue-lashing from the other riders.
    • I had to bite my tongue not to give him a tongue-lashing.

Derivatives

tongue-lash

verb

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