noun, plural talk·ing-tos.
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Origin of talking-to
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Example sentences from the Web for talking-to
If someone is making lots of errors they will get a talking-to.Former NSA Director Michael Hayden Responds to Edward Snowden Claim|Eli Lake|June 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We're talking-to ourselves—or rather, to a fringe constituency within ourselves.
Let him pay, the beggar, its his own fault, and Ill give him a talking-to.Egholm and his God|Johannes Buchholtz
I meant to think over the talking-to that I should give Million when she returned.Miss Million's Maid|Bertha Ruck
He gave them a talking-to that was more emphatic than choice in its language.The Ranche on the Oxhide|Henry Inman
For it had been about the "Novum" that Stan had given Strong that talking-to.A Crooked Mile|Oliver Onions
I did give Ginger's snip a talking-to, I tell you, after; but it was a near shave, as you will soon know.Scamping Tricks and Odd Knowledge|John Newman