- to scold severely.
Origin of tongue-lash
First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for tongue-lash
Yet bravely he strove again to give tongue-lash for tongue-lash—by reaching out one palsied hand toward his weapon.The Poor Little Rich Girl
- (tr) to reprimand severely; scold