tear a strip off

tear a strip off
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A concise dictionary of English slang (2nd edition) . . 2015.

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  • tear a strip off —    If you tear a strip off someone, you reprimand them severely for doing something wrong.     The teacher tore a strip off Charlie for not doing his homework …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • tear a strip off — phrasal Britain : to bawl out : scold * * * tear a strip off ( ● tear …   Useful english dictionary

  • tear someone off a strip (or tear a strip off someone) Brit. — tear someone off a strip (or tear a strip off someone) Brit. informal rebuke someone angrily. → tear …   English new terms dictionary

  • tear a strip off someone — ► tear someone off a strip (or tear a strip off someone) Brit. informal rebuke someone angrily. Main Entry: ↑tear …   English terms dictionary

  • tear a strip off someone — tear someone off a strip/tear a strip off someone/british informal phrase to criticize someone angrily for doing something wrong Thesaurus: to criticize stronglysynonym to say something, or to speak to someone in an angry waysynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • tear a strip off somebody — tear sb ˈoff a strip | tear a ˈstrip off sb idiom (BrE, informal) to speak angrily to sb who has done sth wrong Main entry: ↑tearidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • tear a strip off — scold, lecture, criticize, give you hell [B]    Kasan s father tore a strip off him for missing a day of school …   English idioms

  • tear a strip off somebody — verb To scold vigorously. The boss tore a strip off him for arriving late to the meeting. Syn: excoriate, give somebody a dressing down, haul somebody over the coals, give somebody a telling off, read somebody the riot act, tell somebody off …   Wiktionary

  • strip off —  See tear a strip …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • tear someone off a strip — tear someone off a strip/tear a strip off someone/british informal phrase to criticize someone angrily for doing something wrong Thesaurus: to criticize stronglysynonym to say something, or to speak to someone in an angry waysynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

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