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give somebody/get a roasting

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgive somebody/get a roastinggive somebody/get a roastingBritish English informalTELL somebody OFF if you give someone a roasting, you tell them angrily that you disapprove of their behaviour He got a roasting from angry fans. roasting
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give somebody/get a roastingAt which juncture, Shelford gave his troops a roasting.Chancellor Norman Lamont will today begin hauling in bank bosses one by one to give them a roasting.
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