tear (someone) off a strip

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Definition of 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.

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“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 27 Nov. 2021.

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