tear (someone) off a strip


British, informal
: to talk angrily to (someone who has done something wrong)
His dad tore him off a strip for denting the car.

Dictionary Entries Near tear (someone) off a strip

Cite this Entry

“Tear (someone) off a strip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tear%20%28someone%29%20off%20a%20strip. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!