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- n. A verbal rebuke, often severe.
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As David Hall notes, he encouraged others to be completely uninhibited in their views, ensured that those outside the Ex CommLovett, Acheson, and McCloywere fully conversant with all relevant information, did the same for the CIAs Soviet experts, prepared the checklist of topics to be taken up at each Ex Comm session, and even took time to console one second-tier participant, State Department intelligence director Roger Hilsman, whom Kennedy had given a tongue lashing for allowing the leak of sensitive information.
Now and then one of the youngsters would overstep the bounds in his deviltry, and the old men would give him a tongue lashing which would put a quietus on us for a while.