- to scold severely.
Origin of tongue-lash
Related Words for tongue-lashingcastigation, scolding, diatribe, objurgation, berating, chiding, dressing-down
Examples from the Web for tongue-lashing
Contemporary Examples of tongue-lashing
But short of that, Louisiana has been able to look to Governor Bobby Jindal to give BP the tongue-lashing it badly deserves.How Oil Saved Bobby Jindal
May 21, 2010
Historical Examples of tongue-lashing
He departed, driving his new victim before him and tongue-lashing him all the way.Cap'n Warren's Wards
Joseph C. Lincoln
He started to give him the tongue-lashing of his life, before having him arrested.
"Yes," I answered, and what a tongue-lashing those two fellows got!The Story of a Strange Career
The tongue-lashing had been just what they needed, as Betty very well knew.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle
Laura Lee Hope
It was a tongue-lashing, indeed, and one that left the conductor no chance to reply.To The Front
- (tr) to reprimand severely; scold