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Rebuke someone.‘some youths were making a noise and she went out to give them a piece of her mind’
reprimand, rebuke, scold, reprove, reproach, chastise, castigate, upbraid, berate, read someone the riot act, haul over the coalsView synonyms
- ‘Marissa, broken by the death of her mother, sits silently with her pet dog, clutching her recorder, while a passer-by pauses to give her a piece of his mind.’
- ‘And as if that wasn't enough, the house the other side of us was broken into by kids and Karen apprehended one of them in our garden and gave him a piece of her mind.’
- ‘I've often felt like marching into various offices and singling out the culprits and giving them a piece of my mind.’
- ‘That Lila, always giving me a piece of her mind.’
- ‘I have wanted to climb out of my car numerous times and give them a piece of my mind.’
- ‘Josh, however, wasn't finished giving me a piece of his mind.’
- ‘I rang her up, gave her a piece of my mind and we haven't spoken since.’
- ‘But after they criticised Natalie's performance her sister decided to give them a piece of her mind.’
- ‘They should be very lucky I've worked tech support before because I am so ready to give them a piece of my mind.’
- ‘He got all the young apprentices in his office and gave us a piece of his mind!’
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