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give somebody the third degree

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgive somebody the third degreegive somebody the third degreeinformalASK A QUESTION to ask someone a lot of questions in order to get information from them I got home after midnight and Dad gave me the third degree. third degree
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give somebody the third degreeAnd would Feargal now give him the third degree?I was just out with friends - you don't have to give me the third degree.Whenever one of my boyfriends came to the house, Dad would give them the third degree.
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