gives the third degree to


variants or gives (someone) the third degree
present tense third-person singular of give the third degree to
as in questions
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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“Gives the third degree to.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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