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A lengthy and reproachful speech:‘I picked up the phone and gave him an earbashing’
- ‘After Stamp took an earbashing from the Rugby Park fans and a yellow card from Hugh Dallas for a crunching tackle on Peter Canero, Hearts made their second goal of the day.’
- ‘Derethar was about to give him an earbashing for being an idiot, but then realised he was probably right.’
- ‘Despite my drunken earbashing, he still seemed to think that harassing me would somehow be of benefit to me.’
- ‘Noisy yobs who make life a misery for city residents are getting their own earbashing with the latest police campaign - Operation Earache.’
- ‘We were working with Rob on a building site at the time and every time he'd see you he'd give you a good earbashing.’
- ‘Not only did I have to deal with the whole homesickness issues while out there, I got back to a major earbashing off my Gran.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.