give (someone) a rollicking

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Definition of give (someone) a rollicking

British, informal
: to angrily criticize or scold (someone) for having done something wrong Their boss gave them a rollicking.

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give (someone) a run for his/her/your/their money

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“Give (someone) a rollicking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20%28someone%29%20a%20rollicking. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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