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dressing-down

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdressing-downˌdressing-ˈdown noun [singular]  TELL somebody OFFan occasion when you talk angrily to someone because they have done something wronggive somebody/get a dressing-down The tobacco companies got a severe dressing-down.
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dressing-downPippin was given a public dressing-down, and ordered to precede his father to Francia.The dressing-down comes as a 60 percent rise in complaints against banks was revealed yesterday.give somebody/get a dressing-downPippin was given a public dressing-down, and ordered to precede his father to Francia.
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