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    Standpauke / Leviten AE

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    to give so. a bollocking/ telling-off [coll.]
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    These phrases are AFAIK British English. What's the AE expression?
    AuthorKuddel02 Nov 09, 02:13
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    To tell someone off
    To give someone a piece of one's mind
    #1Authordecck (US)02 Nov 09, 02:41
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    to rip someone a new one, to chew someone out
    #2Authormeomy02 Nov 09, 03:02
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    @decck (US): Are you suggesting that "telling-off" is also common in the States?
    #3AuthorAndrok02 Nov 09, 12:52
    #4Author03 Nov 09, 00:10
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    Both the suggestions in #1 are good, and so is 'chew so. out.'

    After the wisdom of #4 this can only be an anticlimax, but here are a few more. (And there's a poem too.)

    related discussion: Jemand anfahren (beleidigen&beschimpfen)


    Another one that occurred to me:

    read so. the riot act
    #5Authorhm -- us (236141) 03 Nov 09, 05:40
     
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