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Definition of talking-to noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

talking-to

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈtɔːkɪŋ tuː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɔːkɪŋ tuː//
 
[singular] (informal)
 
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a serious talk with somebody who has done something wrong to give somebody a good talking-to
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: talking-to