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read the riot act (to)

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to criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings
  • The officer read the riot act to her for speeding in a school zone.

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“Read the riot act (to).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/read%20the%20riot%20act%20%28to%29. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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