One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A severe rebuke.‘the presenter gave the PM a wigging’
reprimand, rebuke, reproof, remonstrance, reproach, admonishment, stricture, lecture, criticism, recrimination, tirade, diatribe, philippic, harangue, attackView synonyms
- ‘He might suspect the young Briton could pull a political stunt by giving him a wigging.’
- ‘No fund manager is going to get a wigging from the FSA, still less a belting fine, by buying and holding gilts.’
- ‘Grewcock appeared to be lucky to receive only a wigging.’
- ‘Neil gets a wigging for non-publication of a favourable review.’
- ‘You said that she probably gives him a wigging now and then: that is particularly apposite when one considers her courtroom persona, from both sides of the bench.’
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