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Also, give a talking to. Scold, reprimand, as in The teacher said he'd have to talk to Jeff after school, or Dad gave us both a good talking to. [Colloquial; second half of 1800s] For talk to like a Dutch uncle, see Dutch uncle.
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"You must talk to-morrow with John Silence," I said gently, leading her towards her own tent.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
There would be talk to-morrow; there were whispers even now.Riders of the Silences|John Frederick
We can talk to-morrow—I mean to-day, of course: I forgot 'twas next-door to daylight now.Cap'n Eri|Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Let us talk to-night of the things we have to be thankful for.Karl Krinken, His Christmas Stocking|Susan Warner
Yes; I dont feel very strong on the talk to-day, answered Bob truthfully.Nothing But the Truth|Frederic S. Isham