tear someone off a strip

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: tear

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tear (someone) off a strip (or tear a strip off (someone))
Brit informal : to talk angrily to (someone who has done something wrong)

His dad tore him off a strip for denting the car.

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Main Entry:strip
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tear (someone) off a strip — see strip, 1
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Main Entry:tear

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