curtain lecture

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noun

Older Use. a scolding administered in private by a wife to her husband.

Origin of curtain lecture

First recorded in 1625–35
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curtain lecture

noun

a scolding or rebuke given in private, esp by a wife to her husband

Word Origin for curtain lecture

alluding to the curtained beds where such rebukes were once given
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