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talking-to

[taw-king-too] /ˈtɔ kɪŋˌtu/
noun, plural talking-tos.
1.
a scolding.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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British Dictionary definitions for talkingto

talking-to

noun
1.
(informal) a session of criticism, as of the work or attitude of a subordinate by a person in authority
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