get a rollicking

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of get a rollicking

British, informal
: to be subjected to angry criticism for having done something wrong
  • They got a rollicking from their boss.

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. : a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

rollicking play
  1. : boisterously carefree, joyful, or high-spirited


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