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  • n. (taboo slang) A severe reprimand.

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Examples

  • North Belfast in 2004/5 had a Super screaming for AEP’S due to the amount of casualties only to have them denied by an ACC. Now the ACC got a bollocking from the Health and Safety Executive of all things, instead of being taken disciplined at the very least.

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  • In today's Herald Sun, Gordon Ramsey claims the real reason he apologised about insulting and demeaning remarks he made towards Channel 9's Tracy Grimshaw, was that he received a 'bollocking' from his mum on the phone.

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  • Of course all the constables were familiar with the techniques of football hooligans, having spent many Saturdays with their backs to the game watching the spectators in the various stadiums up and down the country, and as their argument grew heated they reached the point of wishing to demonstrate, to their opposing colleagues, exactly what they meant by "tearing apart", "bollocking", "bottling" and the like.

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  • It's lucky that Campbell is no longer a spin doctor because he would now have to give himself the kind of bollocking that would make

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  • Counsel to the inquiry Gerard Elias QC, asked whether his officers might have feared getting a "bollocking" if they reported abuse by their men.

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  • Counsel to the inquiry Gerard Elias QC asked whether his officers might have feared getting a 'bollocking' if they reported abuse by their men.

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  • Prince Harry has been called before his Army superiors for a "bollocking" after referring to a Pakistani platoon comrade as a "Paki".

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  • FOUL-mouth Gordon Ramsay yesterday offered an unreserved apology to Tracy Grimshaw - but only after copping a "bollocking" from his mum.

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  • Capt Beattie admits to being 'no orator' but said his 'bollocking' of the soldiers had the desired effect.

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  • Is it just me... or has anyone else noticed that when a politician who begins by saying,'I want to be quite clear about this....' :- he invariably goes on to tell the biggest bollocking fib imaginable?

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