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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtalking-toˈtalking-to noun [countable usually singular]  informalTELL somebody OFF an occasion when you talk to someone angrily, especially a child or someone who is below you in rank
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talking-toWhat Sarah needs is a good talking-to.With increasing frequency, it seems, the good talking-to becomes a permanent black spot on a school record.
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