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dressing-down

Syllabification: dress·ing-down

Definition of dressing-down in English:

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.

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