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tell someone off

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tell someone off

verb phrase

To reprimand; CHEW someone OUT: The man had just been told off, and told off plenty (1919+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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