1. rebuking a person harshly
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How To Use tongue-lashing In A Sentence

  • Nobody is beyond rebuke, particularly if they happen to have anything to do with government, and the truculent trio never worry what the fall-out might be when they decide it's time for a tongue-lashing.
  • I had to bite my tongue not to give him a tongue-lashing.
  • The more mature you are about taking the tongue-lashing and inevitable grounding, the more likely your folks will be to go easy on you.
  • 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.
  • The courts have fined them, given them a tongue-lashing in the hope that they will grow up, learn from their foolish behaviour and desist from anarchical acts.
  • He gave Murphy, the chief navigator, a ferocious tongue-lashing after the ship nearly smashed into some rocks in the middle of the night, the latest in a long string of nasty confrontations.
  • Gabriel also got a tongue-lashing from the judge who told him at his age he should have had the maturity to exercise self-control.
  • You hear his voice, you see his face, you long for his smile of approval, you remember his tongue-lashings.
  • Besides, Philip had had his share of my tongue-lashings.
  • The best evidence shows he never went to trial, but was given a tongue-lashing by the Justice, then the case was dismissed because Josiah Stowell, the defendant in the case, refused to admit that Joseph Smith "juggled" him. Latest Articles
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