If someone is making lots of errors they will get a talking-to.
We're talking-to ourselves—or rather, to a fringe constituency within ourselves.
Such Women need a good "talking-to," and if they are only not natural born fools, one good explanation often fixes matters.
He gave them a talking-to that was more emphatic than choice in its language.
For it had been about the "Novum" that Stan had given Strong that talking-to.
For it had been about the “Novum” that Stan had given Strong that talking-to.
Let him pay, the beggar, its his own fault, and Ill give him a talking-to.
You dont think so now, do you, after the talking-to Ive given you?
I dismissed him with instructions—not very coherent, I fear—to give the girl a talking-to, and sat down to think.
Theresa was minded to give the girl a talking-to; but she controlled herself, and quietly withdrew.