- .dressing-'downn [singular]an occasion when you talk angrily to someone because they have done something wronggive sb/get a dressing-down▪ The tobacco companies got a severe dressing-down.
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dressing-down — noun give someone a dressing down to speak angrily to someone because they have done something wrong … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
dressing down — index diatribe, obloquy, reprimand, reproach Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
dressing-down — [n] severe scolding bawlingout, castigation, chiding, lambasting, reprimand, reproach, tongue lashing, upbraiding; concepts 123,278 … New thesaurus
dressing-down — ► NOUN informal ▪ a severe reprimand … English terms dictionary
dressing-down — [dres′iŋ doun′] n. a sound scolding … English World dictionary
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Dressing down — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Dressing down (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on dressing down instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/dressing down … Wikipedia
dressing-down — /dres ing down /, n. a severe reprimand; scolding. [1860 65, Amer.; n. use (with ING1) of v. phrase dress down] * * * ˌdressing ˈdown [dressing down] noun singular ( … Useful english dictionary
dressing-down — N SING If someone gives you a dressing down, they speak angrily to you because you have done something bad or foolish. [INFORMAL] I gave him a good dressing down. Syn: telling off … English dictionary
dressing-down — noun give sb a dressing down to talk to someone angrily because they have done something wrong: He gave the children a good dressing down … Longman dictionary of contemporary English