give (someone) a rollicking
Definition of give (someone) a rollicking
: to angrily criticize or scold (someone) for having done something wrong Their boss gave them a rollicking.
Word by Word Definitions
: to make a present of
: to grant or bestow by formal action
: to accord or yield to another
: capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility
: the ability of a material to bend or stretch
: some person : somebody
: boisterously carefree, joyful, or high-spirited
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