for shame

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for shame

Also, shame on you. An expression that condemns someone for being dishonorable or disgraceful. For example, "For shame," said Carol to the puppy, "You shouldn't have done that," or "Shame on you for cheating," the teacher said. [c. 1300]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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