ticking-off (BE) coll. = der Rüffel
ticking-off (BE) coll. = die Gardinenpredigt
to get a ticking-off (BE) coll. = einen Rüffel einstecken
to get a ticking-off (BE) coll. = einen Rüffel einstecken müssen
to give so. a ticking-off (BE) coll. = jmdm. die Leviten lesen
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noun [singular] (old-fashioned,British English,informal)
the act of telling somebody that they have done something to make you angry
She gave the boys a severe ticking off.
›severe criticism because you have done something wrong: I gave her a real ticking-off yesterday.
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