give the third degree to

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variants or give (someone) the third degree
as in question
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.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/give%20the%20third%20degree%20to. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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