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  • n. Plural form of tongue-lashing.


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  • To understand how China views hectoring by U.S. politicians, imagine the following: Would tongue-lashings from Chinese politicians and threats to sell China's dollar holdings unless the U.S. got its fiscal house in order prompt Americans to make changes or to dig in and do the opposite?

    One Loser in U.S. Presidential Polling: China

  • There's a changing of the guards in the designer lounge as the winners return and the losers head out to get their tongue-lashings, and April and Chris play devil's advocate.

    Una LaMarche: Project Runway Episode 9 Recap: Eyeshadow of a Doubt

  • Wall Street executives typically react with irritation to Washington tongue-lashings.

    A Scolding for Wall Street Honchos

  • He resisted giving himself the how-stupid-could-I-have-been tongue-lashings and tried to imagine this utterly self-involved woman going to great and horrible lengths to teach him a lesson about what sort of woman he needed as a partner.


  • She could suddenly imagine tongue-lashings and well-placed nibbling, moaning, groaning, begging.

    Ecstasy in Darkness

  • The government's weak incentives so far -- and verbal tongue-lashings being promised today -- aren't likely to remedy this crisis.

    Art Levine: As Treasury Department Stumbles, Liberals Push Tougher Measures to Stem Foreclosures

  • Or perhaps they were remembering the whips, chains, canes, stones, broken bones, gouged-out eyes, kicks, tongue-lashings, executions, or other punishments that Roman slaves are known to have suffered.

    The Spartacus War

  • However, tongue-lashings from condescending smartypants will go over as well on someone's blog as they would in that someone's living room.

    The Succulent Café.

  • This is the conduct that led to Ray Blanco's sharpest -- and most entertaining -- tongue-lashings of the Robinson-Briggs Administration (see PT story here, and Plaintalker story here), leading to promises of change.

    Development: Timing is everything

  • Annoyance Dept.: After mending its ways under tongue-lashings by the late Council President Ray Blanco, the Administration has backslid into sneaking items into the queue by bringing them unannounced to the Council's Monday agenda-setting sessions, asking for consideration and vote on Wednesday -- two days later.

    Archive 2007-05-01


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