from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A scolding.
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- n. Alternative spelling of tongue lashing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A scolding; wordy abuse or vituperation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. rebuking a person harshly
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The quietly reasonable senator Menenius (Brian Cox) urges restraint, but his close friend the military leader Caius Martius (Ralph Fiennes) gives the crowd a tongue-lashing, and the police, their wall of shields resembling a Roman testudo, drive the mob away.
For Liverpool a night of vintage Anfield passion represented a chance to redeem themselves from Saturday's humiliation, after which they received a rare public tongue-lashing from their manager.
Few judges subject lawyers to more than a tongue-lashing, lawyers for borrowers say.
And Bert gives Roger no solace when he complains about his tongue-lashing from Don.
But his incrementalist approach earned him an epic tongue-lashing from Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N. Y.):
Later in the day, in a moment of high drama and remarkable clarity in the Senate, the top Republican, Sen. Jeff Sessions R-Ala., delivered this tongue-lashing to Lew:
Biden condemned it and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave Netanyahu a long tongue-lashing.
Topping off an awful day for the White House, House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Virg.) and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) put out a joint statement that included this tongue-lashing: Instead of negotiating directly with Israel to achieve a peaceful solution to the conflict, Palestinian leaders continue to seek to circumvent the negotiating process by advocating anti-Israel measures at the U.N.
He said he was sorry if his tongue-lashing offended the handicapped reporter - a non-apology that suggests all the fault lies in the oversensitivity of the victim.
Government spokesman Yukio Edano said, "We strongly urge TEPCO to provide information to the government more promptly," That may seem like a mild admonishment, but in Japan speak that kind of statement is a real tongue-lashing.
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