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dress down

verb

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to criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings
  • dressed down for boorish behavior at the dance

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The first known use of dress down was in 1852

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“Dress down.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dress%20down. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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