give the third degree to

variants: or give (someone) the third degree

Synonyms of give the third degree to

to put a series of questions to
  • She gave the third degree to her daughter when she missed her curfew.
  • After missing work without hearing from me, my supervisor is sure to give me the third degree when I get back into the office.

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“Give the third degree to.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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