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chew someone out

verb phrase

To reprimand severely; rebuke harshly; EAT someone OUT, ream: He got chewed out for it more than once by the platoon sergeant (WWII armed forces)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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