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British Dictionary definitions for hairdryer treatment

hairdryer treatment

noun
  1. British informal (esp in sport) the practice of shouting at someone at close quarters in order to express one's displeasure at something he or she has done

Word Origin

C21: from the supposed similarity between this experience and having a hot hairdryer too close to one's head
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