giving the third degree to

phrase

variants or giving (someone) the third degree
present participle of give the third degree to
as in interrogating
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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“Giving the third degree to.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/giving%20the%20third%20degree%20to. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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