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talking-to

  
  
criticism, dressing-down     (informal)   lecture, rap on the knuckles, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reproof, row, scolding, slating     (informal)   telling-off     (informal)   ticking-off     (informal)   wigging     (Brit. slang)  
  
Antonyms     
   acclaim, approbation, commendation, encouragement, praise  
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talking-to

  
  
If you give someone a talking-to, you speak to them severely, usually about something unacceptable that they have done, in order to show them they were wrong.  
INFORMAL      n-sing   a N  

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talk into, taking, talk big, talk

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